PATIENT INFORMATION IS HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE BY THE PRACTICE.
This is shared with other health professionals as and when they need access to your records in connection with your health care. No information is disclosed to anyone else without specific, written consent from the patient.
You have a right to see your medical records if you wish. Please ask at reception if you would like further details. An appointment may be required and in some circumstances a fee may be payable
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.
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.