Confidentiality & Medical Records

The Practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation.

Our Privacy Notice contains an in-depth description of how we handle your data.

Identifiable information about you will be used & shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide direct care ie further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other types of services eg social work. This may require your consent.
  • When we have a duty of care to others e.g. in child protection cases or where there may be a risk of harm to someone.
  • When we are compelled to by law e.g. If we receive a court order instructing the release of information.

Anonymised patient information may be used at a local and national level

  • To help plan services e.g. diabetic services
  • For research

If you do not wish information about you to be used for planning & research you can exercise your National Data Opt Out

Please note: Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff & are aware of their responsibilities.