Confidentiality

The practice complies with the Data Protection Act and Access to Medical Records legislation.

To help provide the best possible care, we need to collect information about you e.g. details of clinic visits, results of investigations, etc in manual or computer format accessible to all members of the practice team. Identifiable information will be shared with others:

  • To provide accurate and up-to-date information to all health care professionals responsible for your health care.
  • To help you access other services if referral is necessary
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. notification of infectious diseases
  • To enable us to investigate your concerns if you have cause to complain

Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to provide statistics on NHS performance to allow service planning and payment to NHS care providers. Where it is not possible to use anonymised information, personally identifiable information may be used for essential NHS purposes and this will be done with your consent, or under special circumstances, when approved by the Secretary of State. More information about how we share information can be obtained at Reception.

There are strict rules governing the use of this information and everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to keep it confidential.

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