Legal and regulatory

GP Net Earnings

Every GP surgery is required to declare the mean (average) earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services at the surgery. The average pay for GPs working at Sefton Park Medical Centre in the last financial year was £55,156. This is before tax and National Insurance deductions. This is for 5 part time GPs and 1 locum GP who worked in the surgery for more than 6 months.

Care Quality Commission

We had our CQC visit on the 26 June 2017 and were rated as GOOD.



GDPR (Data Protection)

Sefton Park Medical Centre complies with the legal obligations of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Data Protection Principles

The Practice processes personal data in accordance with the six Data Protection Principles for GDPR identified by the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office), which means it will:

  • Be adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed.
  • Be processed fairly, lawfully and transparently.
  • Be accurate and kept up to date.  Any inaccurate data must be deleted or rectified without delay.
  • Be collected and processed only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
  • Not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed.
  • Be processed securely.



Privacy Policy

Our practice policy is to respect the privacy of our patients, their families and our staff and to maintain compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and all UK specific Data Protection Requirements.

Our policy is to ensure all personal data related to our patients will be protected.  All employees and sub-contractors engaged by our practice are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.  


Doctors work under the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice.  This sets out standards concerning confidentiality and patients' consent to use their health records.  We will only share your information with others directly involved in your care.

Records Management

To help ensure health records are managed consistently across England there is a Records Management Code of Practice.  This provides important information to those responsible for managing records. It includes guidance on topics such as what the law says about managing records, how to file and store records and how long records should be kept for.  

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act gives individuals or organisations the right to request information held by a public authority. As a Public body Sefton Park Medical Centre has a duty to comply with all aspects of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

The Practice is required to publish a Freedom of Information Scheme document which gives some details of where information relating to the practice is either already available to the public or can be obtained from the practice upon request.  Whilst much of the information is freely available at no charge, there are circumstances where a charge may be made (to cover photocopying hardcopy material) or will be refused (whereby it contains personal data).