Confidentiality and Medical Records

The practice complies with principles of data protection and all aspects of legislation.  Identifiable information about patients will be shared with others in the following situations:

  • To provide further medical treatment from other NHS services
  • To enlist assistance from related services such as social and welfare providers. This necessitates your consent
  • When there is a legal basis such as in relation to crime or child protection issues
  • To provide NHS and related services for information to enable planning future care. This information will be anonymised.  If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, please inform the surgery so that we can exclude your non-identifiable data from the process of extraction.

Reception and administration staff require access to your record to facilitate the running of the practice.  They are trained in confidentiality and data protection and are aware of their duty of care.