NHS Contractual Requirements

Practice Income

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. 

The average pay for GPs working in St Mary Street Surgery in the last financial year was £52,020  before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GP’s, 4 part time GP’s and 1 locum GP’s who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Fair Processing Notice

St. Mary Street Surgery provides general health and care services to its local population. Medical records are held by the Surgery to enable safe and efficient care to each of our patients.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only process personal confidential data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality and the Human Rights Act 1998. Personal data will only be processed with the consent of the individual for the purpose of administering medical care. Any information provided will be securely held on a password-protected database, compliant with ISO27001, with access restricted to named individuals who require access as part of their normal duties.

Everyone working for the NHS including us at this Surgery is subject to the Common Law Duty of Confidence. Under the NHS Confidentiality Code of Conduct all our staff are also required to protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared unless there is a legal exemption.

All staff have contractual obligations of confidentiality, enforceable through disciplinary procedures. Staff with access to patient identifiable information have received appropriate on-going training to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities and staff are granted access to personal data on a need-to-know basis only.

Information sharing for your benefit is sometimes necessary. This is most commonly with other health and care providers including social services.

All information is submitted to and from the Practice via a secure pathway. The information is encrypted whilst in transit. Information will not be shared with any other third parties, except where required by Law, without the express consent of the individual. Data collected will not be sent to countries where the laws do not protect your privacy to the same extent as the law in the UK.

At any time you have the right to refuse/ withdraw consent to information sharing. The possible consequences will be fully explained to you and could include delays in receiving care.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information we hold on you or the use of your information, please contact the Operational Practice Manager here at St. Mary Street Surgery:

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data-sharing issues, you can contact the Caldicott Guardian at:

Dr. Andrew Appleton, CCG Clinical Lead for Information Management and Technology (IMT)

Email: contactus@southgloucestershireccg.nhs.uk (mark messages FAO Dr Andrew Appleton, Caldicott Guardian)

All information held will be securely destroyed when no longer required. In line with Section 7 of the Act you will be provided with a copy of any information we hold on you, on request.