Data Sharing and Partners

Privacy Policy Update: 7th January 2023: Added Health Information Exchange Section below.

Our practice routinely shares information with other health and social care organisations across the county.

We have signed an ‘Information Sharing Agreement’ to ensure that all sharing partners agree to secure practice when sharing your information.

The agreement is called My Care Record. Find out more about the My Care Record Agreement.

Here is a list of sharing partners across Suffolk.

Primary Care Networks

We are a member of a Primary Care Network (PCN).  This means we will be working closely with a number of Practices and health and care organisations to provide healthcare services to you.

During the course of our work we may share your information with these Practices and health care organisations/professionals.  We will only share this information where it is necessary for healthcare purposes.

When we do this, we will always ensure that appropriate agreements are in place to protect your information and keep it safe and secure. This is also what the Law requires us to do.

We work together on;

  • Reviewing medication across our network

  • Improving Access to Primary Care

  • Enhancing the Care Provided in Care Homes

Below is a list of the Primary Care Networks across the county. You can find out which organisations (including your GP practice) have come together to form a network and share healthcare information in order to deliver services;

Barrack Lane and Ivry St (BLISS) Primary Care Network
Barrack Lane Medical Centre
Ivry Street Medical Practice
Barrack Lane and Ivry St (BLISS) PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

Blackbourne Rural PCN
Botesdale Health Centre
Woolpit Health Centre
Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Primary Care Network
Angel Hill Surgery
Swan Surgery
The Guildhall & Barrow Surgery
Mount Farm Surgery
Victoria Surgery

DHG South Primary Care Network
The Peninsula Practice
Little St John’s Street Surgery
Wickham Market Medical Centre
Framfield House Surgery

Forest Heath Primary Care Network
Reynard Surgery
Brandon Medical Practice
The Rookery Medical Centre
Orchard House Surgery
Oakfield Surgery
Forest Surgery
Lakenheath Surgery
Market Cross Surgery

Haverhill Primary Care Network
Christmas Maltings & Clements Practice

Lowestoft Primary Care Network
Andaman Surgery
High Street Surgery
Victoria Road Surgery
Bridge Road Surgery
Alexandra and Crestview Surgery
Rosedale Surgery
Kirkley Mill Surgery

North West Suffolk Primary Care Network
Fressingfield Medical Centre
Eye Health Centre
Mendlesham Health Centre
Ixworth Surgery
The Barham & Claydon Surgery

North East Ipswich Primary Care Network
Felixstowe Road Medical Practice
Two Rivers Medical Centre
North East Ipswich PCN Support Organisation
Suffolk GP Federation

North East Coastal Primary Care Network
The Leiston Surgery
Aldeburgh Church Farm Surgery
Saxmundham Health
Framlingham Medical Practice 

Orwell Primary Care Network
Burlington Road Surgery
Hawthorn Drive Surgery

WGGL Primary Care Network

The Long Melford Practice
Wickhambrook Surgery
Glemsford Surgery
Clare Guildhall Surgery 

If you would like to more information about Primary Care Networks and information sharing, please contact our Data Protection Officer on

Health Information Exchange

The Health Information Exchange which enables GPs and hospital clinicians to securely view each other’s patient records.

The Health Information Exchange (HIE) scheme enables the medical records held by a patient’s GP to be accessible to hospital doctors and nursing staff, and vice versa.

If our practice is listed below, then we are participating in the programme.

Botesdale Health Centre
Christmas Maltings and Clements Surgery 
Lakenheath Surgery
Stanton Surgery
Wickhambrook Surgery
Barrack Lane Medical Centre
Burlington Primary Care
Felixstowe Road Medical
Framfield House Surgery
Framlingham Surgery
Grove Medical Centre
Hawthorn Drive Surgery
Ivry Street Medical Practice
Ixworth Surgery GP Practice
Leiston Surgery GP Practice
Mendlesham Medical Group
Saxmundham Health Centre

It increases efficiency and improves healthcare by speeding up treatment times and significantly reducing the number of wasted or cancelled appointments.

Previously GPs and hospital staff have had to spend a lot of time chasing up each other’s medical notes, causing delays in treating patients.

Organisations who can see records shared through this programme are;

Addenbrookes Hospital
Basildon University Hospital
Southend University Hospital
West Suffolk Hospital
St Elizabeth Hospice
St Helena Hospice
St Nicholas Hospice
East Coast Community Healthcare
East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Mid and South East Essex NHS Foundation Trust
North East Essex Comminuty Services
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Provide Community
Rapid Diagnosis Service – Suffolk & North East Essex
Suffolk Community Services
Essex County Council
Suffolk County Council
Suffolk Crisis Help and Risk Intervention Service
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT)

If you have previously objected to your data being shared in this way then it will not be visible to other providers.

If you would like to more information about the Health Information Exchange and information sharing, please contact our Data Protection Officer on