Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) -
This report highlights the positive approaches GP practices are adopting to look after people’s data. It summarises 24 advisory visits undertaken by the ICO at GP surgeries across England in the past year. The visits found surgeries tended to have good data protection policies and awareness of issues, including the need for adequate security and patient confidentiality. Practices also tended to have procedures in place around the practical aspects of data handling, including disposal of confidential papers.