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 e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
The Practice keeps records on both computer and paper format and is registered under the Data Protection Act. All contacts between clinicians and patients will be recorded on our clinical computer system.
We ask you information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. Occasionally we are involved in some research studies that require anonymous information from the patient’s notes. You cannot be identified from this information.
You have the right to object to the use of your information for any of these purposes. You have the right to view your medical records by prior arrangement with the Practice manager.