Data Protections and patient confidentiality

All our patient records are kept on computer.  Information is safeguarded so patients can be assured that anything you discuss with any member of this practice – doctor, nurse or support staff – will remain confidential.

Occasionally we may need to share some information about you, for instance, if you are receiving health care outside the practice, but be assured that we only ever use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it in your and everyone’s interest.  Everyone working for the practice and for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Any other person or organisation who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential. Your rights are also protected by the Data Protection Act.

If you require information about our compliance with relevant legislation or about possible access to your medical records or how information may be used, please click the links for one of these leaflets:

Confidentiality and use of information

Confidentiality and data protection

If you do not wish to share the information contained in your medical record, please inform reception staff and /or write to the surgery under separate cover.