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 eg. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To hep you get other services eg. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others eg. 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 eg. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, you can register with the national data opt-out scheme at: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/.
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.
Freedom of Information
Information about the General Practitioners and the Practice required for disclosure under this Act, can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the Practice Manager.
Access to Records
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made in writing by completing a Subject Access Request (SAR). No information will be released without patient consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so. To download a Subject Access Request (SAR) form on our GDPR & Your Information page below