Patient confidentiality

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.

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.

Information Sharing

The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation.  Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you eg from district nurses and hospital services
  • To help you get other services eg from the social work department.  (This requires your consent).
  • When we have a duty to others eg in safeguarding children cases.
  • Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the local health service and Government plan services eg for diabetic care,  If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.