Who we are

gtd healthcare (gtd) is a not for profit provider of primary care, urgent care and out-of-hours dental services across areas of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

These services enable gtd to offer 24/7 health care with a focus on supporting patient care in the community wherever possible. As a result, gtd needs to collect, store and use personal data every day, such as medical records, personnel records and computerised information. This data is used by many people in the course of their work.

gtd works with other health and social care providers to deliver a more joined up way of meeting the needs of the population. This means that, where appropriate, we may provide other people looking after you with information about the care you have received whilst using our services or ask for information about the care they provide.

The main benefits are:

  • Professionals involved in your care can see information about any care or treatment we have provided. This will support their decision making and improve the care you receive.
  • This relates to both manual and electronic information – all access is strictly authorised and only takes place where a professional has a legitimate relationship to you and the delivery of your care. All access is recorded, so we know only people who should have access to information are accessing it.
  • You don’t have to keep telling different professionals your story each time you have an appointment.

Where there is a justifiable basis to do so, your information may also be shared with other organisations such as the police.

We take our duty to protect your personal information and confidentiality very seriously and we are committed to taking all reasonable measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of personal data for which we are responsible, whether computerised or on paper.