We ask for information about you so that you can receive the best possible care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, to ensure that your doctor or nurse has accurate and up to date information. Your medical history will be recorded on our practice computer system which may only be accessed by authorised members of our team.
We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16’s, and your personal health information will not be disclosed to a third party without your prior consent.
There are times when we have to pass on information about you to other people such as hospitals, Social Services or the Primary Care Trust. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when they are not essential. Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information.
If you have any worries about confidentiality or how we use your information please speak to our Practice Manager.
The practice operates in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.