All information coming through the practice is treated as confidential and all members of the practice team are bound by strict confidentiality rules. This means that the doctor will not discuss you with your relatives without your permission.
Access to Patient Information
We will only pass on or use information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it.
We will not disclose your information to those outside the NHS without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances; such as when the health and safety of others is at risk; the law requires it, for example, to notify new births; or where we encounter infectious diseases that may endanger the safety of others for example, meningitis. Please note that this does not include HIV/AIDS.
Access to Your Medical Records
If you would like to access your medical records, please contact the Practice Manager. There may be a small charge to cover printing and photocopying. You are entitled to see your records but in some circumstances, your right to see some details may be limited in your own or others interest.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
This obliges the practice to publish information about its business and make that available to the public. This is done by way of a Publication Scheme which can be found in the “Information for Patients” folders in the waiting rooms. Further information about this may be obtained from the Practice Manager.