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Norwood Surgery, in common with all other GP surgeries in England, will be legally required to extract and upload a copy of your full (historic) GP record to NHS Digital on 1st September (originally 1st July) 2021, & daily thereafter, as part of the GP Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR) scheme. NHS Digital becomes the data controller for all such uploaded information & will use the uploaded information for purposes beyond direct medical care, so-called “secondary uses”; such as commissioning, planning, population health management, & research.

Please click here to visit the GPDPR page on the NHS Digital website for more information.

Please click here to see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for GPDPR, which we will incorporate into our own Privacy Notice at its next update.

By law, we are required to inform our patients of such processing and of their right to opt-out of this extraction, should they wish to. The opt-out is the standard one used to prohibit use of your GP records for secondary purposes, the “Type 1 Opt-Out”.  If you have already expressed such an opt-out (e.g. you previously opted out of the abandoned scheme) then it remains in force & will prohibit this extraction.

There are 2 types of opt out:

Type 1 Opt-Out prevents information being shared outside of a GP practice for purposes other than direct care.


Type 2 Opt-Out prevents information being shared outside of NHS Digital for purposes beyond the individual’s direct care. (This is known as National Data Opt-Out)


For a visual summary of how a Type 1 Opt-Out & the National Data Opt-Out differ & work in practice, please click here.

Please note that the National Data Opt-Out (such as you can set via the NHS App) will not prohibit the extraction & the uploading of your personal information held by your GP surgery to NHS Digital for the GPDPR scheme - please click here to find out how to make that choice. 

If you do not want any of your information to flow to NHS Digital as part of the GPDPR scheme, then you need to express a Type 1 Opt-Out before 1st September 2021.  If you opt out after 1st September then your GP record will have been extracted, & whilst no new information about you will be uploaded, the copy of your GP record, as now held by NHS Digital, will not be automatically deleted.  It remains uncertain as to whether and if so, how an individual will ever be able to get their personal information deleted.

To submit a Type 1 Opt-Out for you or one of your dependents, please complete this form and place into the white letter/prescription box at the front of our building.

Please do not telephone our reception to make this request, as we need to ensure that patients trying to contact us for medical help are not delayed.

Type 1 Opt-out form

National Data Opt Out

Please follow the link below to find out more about how your data will be shared and ways to opt out

COVID 19 Vaccination Help and Support in Sefton

Our walking group meets every Thursday at 1:30 by the café in Hesketh Park – it’s free and we would love to see you there. Find out more here Norwood Walking Group. Norwood Surgery Walking Group will re-start on Thursday 29th April, please click on the link for more details.


Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and / or a high temperature. Anyone who lives alone is advised to stay at home for 7 days or if you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  If anyone else in your home gets symptoms they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start.  Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.  If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service. NHS 111 online for the latest Covid-19 advice please visit

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With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Walking For Health

Norwood Surgery has a "Walking for Health" group. Click here for details

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course, we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Our walking group meets every Thursday at 1:30 by the café in Hesketh Park – it’s free and we would love to see you there. Find out more here Norwood Walking Group

Norwood Surgery is a certified parkrun practice. Southport parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am in Hesketh Park. Why not come down and run, walk or volunteer? It’s free. Find out more at: Southport parkrun

Many of our patients have inspirational stories of how parkrun has changed there lives…..
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We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.


The surgery has disabled car parking space adjacent to the treatment room at the rear of the building. Wheelchair access is available to the main building via external and internal lifts. A disabled WC is also available in the nurse’s treatment room adjacent to the disabled parking space. If you need assistance please arrange with reception.


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