GDPR & Privacy Policies

Armada Family Practice - Practice Privacy Notice

‘How we use your information’

  • We collect and hold data about you for the purpose of providing safe and effective healthcare
  • Your information may be shared with our partner organisations to audit services and help provide you with better care
  • Information sharing is subject to strict agreements on how it is used
  • We will only share your information outside of our partner organisations with your consent*
  • If you are happy with how we use your information you do not need to do anything
  • If you do not want your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care please let us know so we can code your record appropriately
  • You can object to sharing information with other health care providers but if this limits your treatment options we will tell you
  • Our guiding principle is that we are holding your information in the strictest confidence
  • For more information about our partner organisations and how your data is used please see the privacy notice on our website or ask at reception 

*Unless the health & safety of others is at risk, the law requires it or it is required to carry out a statutory function 

For more information please see the following links;

Privacy Notice 1 - How we use your information to provide you with healthcare.docx

Privacy Notice 2 - How your information is used for medical research and to measure the quality of care.docx

Privacy Notice 3 - How your information is shared so that this practice can meet legal requirements.docx

Privacy Notice 4 - National Screening Programmes.docx




‘Connecting Care is a digital care record system for sharing information in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  It allows instant, secure access to your health and social care records for the professionals involved in your care.

 Relevant information from your digital records is shared with people who look after you.  This gives them up-to-date information making your care safer and more efficient.

Armada Family Practice uses the system in the following way:

  • We can access your data stored within the system and provide relevant information about you and your health

 If you would like to learn more about Connecting Care and how your information is being used please click  Transparency Notice (


Living Well with COPD

Living Well with COPD is a pilot programme in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It will support people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at home, and help reduce unnecessary admission to hospital.

It offers access to a specialist My mHealth smartphone app, MyCOPD, to help manage your condition at home.

MyCOPD is a digital app for people living with COPD. It includes guidance on inhaler technique with easy-to-follow inhaler videos, as well as expert support on how to manage COPD.

Extra support for people who also have cardiovascular disease (CVD) is available on the app. myHeart includes personalised self-management and cardiac rehabilitation programmes, and more than 50 educational videos

My mHealth is working with local voluntary sector groups and locality partnerships to support patients to use technology. Patients will be directed to local library services if they do not have suitable devices – for example smartphones.

The MyCOPD app is currently only available in English. My mHealth is working with local voluntary sector groups to explore ways to support patients whose first language is not English to use the app.

If you are offered MyCOPD but do not want to take part, you can say no at any time for any reason, and you will not be contacted again.