Confidentiality and Your Data
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. The practice adheres strictly to the relevant legislation that governs Data Issues
As you may receive care from other organizations as well as the NHS (e.g. Social Services), we may need to share some information about you so that we can all work together for your benefit. We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it.
Information will not be disclosed to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances or the information is to be provided in an anonymous, encrypted or aggregated form (e.g. for research or statistical analysis).
Your information may be used by the practice for management, audit and research purposes.
Your information may be used by the NHS to assess the needs of the general population, review services, review care standards, for teaching purposes, to conduct health research and development, to audit NHS accounts and services, to pay your GP for the care they provide, to prepare statistics on NHS performance, to investigate complaints, legal claims or untoward incidents. Information for these purposes is generally supplied in an anonymous, encrypted or aggregated form.
You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your Medical Records, you should request an application form and leaflet from reception.
To download a detailed information leaflet click here.
Important Update as at September 2013
As at September 2013 a new upload of patient data by the Health and Social Care Information will be commencing. We recommend that our patients read our leaflet on the subject by clicking here. Patients who wish to opt out of the data upload can click here.