We ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on computer and we are registered under the Data Protection Act. The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared between members of the practice team.
Prescriptions and some of the consultation records are run solely on computer. This enables us to analyse various aspects of health care and to produce an annual practice report. In line with the Local Commissioning Group’s initiative your medical information could be shared with other providers whose services you use. HOWEVER, this sharing will only occur with your specific consent sought by the Clinician seeing you at the time. Please note that ALL of your medical records are then available to the Clinician to view. It is within your rights to refuse to consent.