Data and Access to Information

The Practice is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

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 we can give you the best possible advice and care. This information is only made available to those involved in your care and when needed. You should never be asked for personal medical information by anyone not involved in your care.

All employee contracts of employment contain a confidentiality clause and the practice has developed its own confidentiality policy.

Access to information is treated on a ‘need to know’ basis and is controlled by the use of NHS Smartcards and passwords.

A confidentiality notice is displayed in our waiting rooms. Notice – How we use your health records
We also have a patient leaflet available. Leaflet – How we use your health records

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)  are effective from 25th May 2018.  Please read our Privacy Notice here – View our Policy

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, patients can have access to their medical records.Prior written notice to your doctor is required.