Your Data – Your Rights

The Data Protection Act/GDPR gives you certain rights when it comes to your GP medical record.

https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters

The ICO has also published a useful booklet on Your Data Rights.

Voyager Family Health places privacy and data protection at the heart of all its processing.

The Right to be Informed

Voyager Family Health provides full and detailed fair processing information about how your personal and sensitive data is processed by the surgery. Details can be found in this “Medical Record” section, with external links to more detailed information.

The Right to Rectification

You have to right to ask for factual inaccuracies in your GP record to be corrected.

The Right of Access

You have to right to access your own GP medical record. You can:

The Right to Object

You have right to control how information from your GP record is shared outside of Oakley Health Group and used by the surgery.

You have the right to opt-out – to “object” – to any or all of the data sharing schemes (and the right to opt back in, whenever you like, if you choose to).

How do I opt-out of the Summary Care Record?

Fill in Opt in- Out patient choice form

How do I opt-out of the Care and Health Information Exchange – (CHIE – formally Hampshire Health Record)

Fill in Opt in- Out patient choice form

How do I opt-out of all secondary uses of my GP record?

Fill in Opt in- Out patient choice form

For Voyager Family Health, the Type 1 (9Nu0) secondary uses objection will prohibit your information from being uploaded to NHS Digital for:

  • The National Diabetes Audit submissions
  • Individual GP level Data submissions
  • FGM submissions
  • NHS Health Checks submissions
  • De-identified sick note (med3) data submissions

The National Data Opt Out will prohibit personal confidential information being shared/disseminated/sold by NHS Digital for purposes other than for your own direct care.

How do I opt-out of EMIS Web data streaming?

Fill in Opt in- Out patient choice form

This will:

  • prevent your GP record from being accessible by the GP out-of-hours service (FPCS) and A&E at Frimley Park Hospital
  • opt you out of the Hampshire Health Record

How do I opt-out of SMS messages (for medical purposes) from the surgery?

Just ask in person at the surgery, or in writing, or by email.
We will then only ring you on your mobile phone (if we need to).

How do I opt-out of Email messages (for medical purposes) from the surgery?

Just ask in person at the surgery, or in writing, or by email.
We will then remove your email address from your GP record.

How do I withdraw my consent to receive non-medical Email messages from the surgery?

You will only receive such messages (newsletters, surveys, general information etc)  if you have given us your separate, explicit consent to do so.
To withdraw your consent, simply ask in person at the surgery, or in writing, or by email.
We will then no longer send you any such messages.


What about other data processing activities?

  • Voyager Family Health does not currently undertake Risk Stratification (via a data processor)
    You do not need to opt-out of, or object, to this
  • Voyager Family Health does not permit secondary uses of GP records uploaded to the Hampshire Health Record
    You do not need to opt-out of, or object, to this
  • Voyager Family Health does not contribute to QResearch
    You do not need to opt-out of, or object, to this
  • Voyager Family Health does not contribute to the CPRD
    You do not need to opt-out of, or object, to this