We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.
The Practice complies with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Access to Medical Record legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from hospital services or district nursing.
- For provision of other services eg from the Social Work Department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others eg in child protection cases.
Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services. If you do not wish your information to be used in such a way, please inform us in writing.
From time to time, medical and lay visitors to our Practice may need to inspect our medical records for quality and educational purposes. Even though such inspections are carried out under our supervision, if you would prefer that your notes are not inspected please let us know in writing.
You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records, please speak to our practice manager.