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. This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.
Access to Medical Records / Data Protection
The practice is registered, and complies, with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.
Access to Patient Information
Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with regard to patient information. Your medical history is/will be recorded on the practice computer system in line with national guidance and sometimes in paper records. Very strict security measures on the clinical system ensure that authorised users only access these records. For further information about who has access to patient information please see the confidentiality information guide which is available from reception. We are not able to give any information about a patient to a relative or friend unless we have a recent signed consent form from the patient allowing us release specific information to a named person.