In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations we have uploaded our Privacy Notice on our GDPR page which explains why information is collected about you, the ways in which it is used, who it is shared with and how we keep it safe. It also explains how you go about accessing this information and how to have any inaccuracies corrected or erased.
Confidentiality & Medical Records
The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. For more details of the information we hold and share and how you can amend this please see our Privacy Notice below.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made in writing - please see form below. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Request for Access to Records
Practice Privacy Notice