Confidentiality and medical records

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
  • To help you get other services
  • When we have a duty to others

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.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

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. You can request to see your medical records by contacting the practice manager. You may also be subject to an administration charge.

No information will be released without the patient’s consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so.