The practice is registered under the Data Protection Act and all records stored on computer or paper are covered by our confidentiality procedure. At times you may be asked to complete a patient questionnaire in order to update and maintain our records. Please also keep the practice up to date about any changes in name, address or telephone number.
You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS. In order that we can work together for your benefit we may need to share some information about you. Information would only be used or passed on if there was a genuine need for it. Whenever we can we shall remove details which identify you.
Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
Your information may be used for:
Giving you health care and treatment.
Looking after the health of the general public.
Managing and planning patient care.
To help provide the best healthcare for you.
Training and education for the healthcare team.
Leaflets are available from reception with further details about the protection and use of patient information.