88, Harley Street, W1G 7HR
0207 580 7582

Dr Laura Corr

Consultant Cardiologist MBBS PhD FRCP FESC


Dr Laura Corr’s practice makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date. Please note, however, that any information provided is a guide only and if you have medical concerns they should be discussed with Dr Corr or with an appropriate healthcare professional. This practice takes no responsibility for loss or damages incurred arising from any failure to comply with this.

Website links There are links on this website to other websites, all of which have their own privacy and security policies. It is always a good idea to read the privacy policy of any website that you visit. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained in a linked site. We also do not endorse the organization or individuals maintaining sites that we link to, or any views they express or any products/ services that they offer.

Reproduction and Copyright There are a number of images and videos featured on this website and they are subject to copyright. We ask that, other than for personal use, no part of this website be reproduced without prior consent from Dr Laura Corr.

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it as well as respecting it. We are fully compliant with the medical confidentiality guidelines as issued by the GMC.

We are also fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Dr Corr’s practice is registered with the Information Commissioner.

Under Article 6 of the GDPR, our lawful grounds for processing data is “Consent” and our legal basis for processing data under Article 9 is that:

Processing is necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine, [...] medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional [...].

(For further clarification on these terms, please visit the Guide to GDPR on the Information Commissioner's website, www.ico.org.uk).

Privacy Policy

1. How we safeguard and use your information

a.) Your patient information

When you ring the practice or send us an email, we will use the details you give us to offer you an appointment at the practice. (If you choose not to proceed with an appointment, your details will not be stored.)

Before you attend a consultation with Dr Laura Corr, we require all patients to register with us and at that stage we find out how you prefer to communicate with us (post, email or mobile telephone). Your personal details can be updated by contacting the practice.

Use of email: Many patients prefer us to communicate with them and their GP and other consultants by email. Please note that for confidentiality all email correspondence is encypted by Egress Software in line with the GDPR Regulation on patient data.

If you would prefer not to use email, please let us know and we will be happy to correspond with you by post.

Please note that Laura Corr’s practice receives numerous emails every day. All emails that we receive will be read by Dr Corr’s administrative staff but not necessarily by Dr Corr herself. This means that any medical enquiries should not be sent by email – please call the practice office directly with any questions or concerns.

All your personal details will be stored on our practice database and any medical information you give us will contribute to your medical record.

Your medical record and how we use it

  • We keep relevant information about patients in order to provide them with safe and appropriate medical care.
  • With your permission we will share information, including medical reports and images, with your GP, specialists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, sub-contactors and other persons who help us to provide healthcare services to you or who assist us with your continuity of care.
  • We may also be asked to share information with your medical insurance provider, but we will only do so with your written consent.

Invoices submitted to private medical insurance providers for payment do not include details about diagnoses or medication but will itemise any investigations that have been carried out at the practice. In the event that an invoice remains unpaid, data may need to be shared with other professionals such as debt collection agencies or solicitors, but this will not include medical details.

Personal data will not be used for marketing purposes in any way. We do not share or disclose any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified above; where there is a legal requirement; or in performance of our contractual requirements. We conduct internal clinical audits from time to time, and data may be used for this purpose, but in an anonymised and unidentifiable format.

Storage of your patient information

We use a clinical software program called Private Practice Manager, provided by PPM Software Limited, to store administrative, medical and financial information on our patients. PPM is fully compliant with GDPR. This is a remote cloud-based system with on-site back-up within the EU and is accessible by Dr Laura Corr and her administrative team.

We also have paper files on each current patient, which are stored in lockable filing cabinets within our offices at 88, Harley Street. The offices are locked outside office hours and the building is secure and staffed by Harley Street Clinic employees. Notes on discharged patients are scanned into Private Practice Manager and retained for the minimum eight years in line with BMA (British Medical Association) guidelines.

All our administrative staff have confidentiality clauses in their contracts. The administrators have full access to all our patient data, but do not access data unnecessarily and only view the information they need to see at a given time. Dr Laura Corr is the main person responsible for data protection at the practice and has full access to all data.

Patients are sent a copy of Dr Laura Corr’s clinic letters after every consultation, together with relevant test results.

Our IT support is provided by HCA Healthcare UK (https://www.hcahealthcare.co.uk) and Chris Dyer (https://cdyer.co.uk). Each of these organisations is bound by its own confidentiality codes in respect of any data visualised in the process of fixing any software or hardware issues with computers or other electronic devices.

If you want to see your records, please go to the 'Your rights' section below which explains how to make a request in writing.  

International Transfers
Your personal data may be transferred outside the UK and the European Economic Area. While some countries have adequate protections for personal data under applicable laws, in other countries steps will be necessary to ensure appropriate safeguards apply to it.

b.) Information from your visits to our website

When you visit our website and browse through it, read pages or download information, we will automatically gather, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you.  

This information does not identify you personally. We use it to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.

We have grouped together this personal data as follows:

Technical Data: This includes Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plugin types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. 

Usage Data: This is information about how you use our website. 

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer’s web browser memory. They help website providers with things like understanding how people use a website, remembering login details and storing website preferences. Our site uses cookies and other technologies to function effectively. 

Google Analytics We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyse information about the use of our website and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps and online resources. You can learn about Google’s practices on the Google website (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/). You can opt-out of all Google Analytics tracking cookies using the following link: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

2. Your rights

You have many rights relating to your personal data, including:

  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you want to see your records, a request (which under GDPR is your right and is called a “Subject Access Request”), should be made in writing to the address below. Your records will be sent to you electronically within 28 days (or by post if you request this).
  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate data about you. If we hold inaccurate or out-of-date information about you, you can request that we change or update it. 
  • The right to request that we delete your data or stop processing it. In some instances, such as where we no longer need it, we can delete your personal data. 
  • The right to withdraw your consent. Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind and tell us. 

Please note there may be instances where we refuse your request for any of the above (unless otherwise stated) where we have a strong overriding reason or are legally obliged to.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, have a complaint or questions please write to:

The Practice Manager
88, Harley Street

3. Updates

We keep this Policy under regular review and update it from time to time. Please review this policy periodically for changes. If you do not accept the amended Policy, please stop using this website.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 14th January 2019.