In order to provide care for you, we are obliged to keep records. We are a computerised practice and we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality. In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide, we share some information on practice activity e.g. with The clinical commissioning group.
Wherever possible, the information is anonymous i.e. names and other identifying details are removed.
Information is NOT shared with any third party outside the Health Service (e.g. insurer, employer, and solicitor) without explicit consent and agreement. We are obliged by law to provide certain information e.g. notification of infectious diseases to Public Health Specialists.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and adhere to a Code of practice on protecting patient confidentiality.
If you would like access to your medical records, please apply in writing to Paulina Janczura, Practice Manager.
What if I want to discuss my concerns about a family member or friend who is registered at your practice?
If you have serious concerns about a registered patient, please do not hesitate to let us know.
However, to respect out patient’s confidentiality we are unable to discuss the contents of any patient’s records with a family member or friend without written consent from that patient allowing us to do so.
The exception to this is when a parent wishes to discuss their child’s health. If a child under 16 consults about contraception, the parent is not entitled to access that information, although it is accepted practice for the doctor or nurse to encourage the child to discuss the contraception with his or her parents / guardian.