Confidentiality & Data Protection
Patient Confidentiality & Data Protection
We ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on the clinical system on the 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.
Click here (.pdf, 328KB) to download the Confidentiality Code of Practice for the surgery.
Access To Records
Patients may apply for access to their own medical records with a written request and there is a charge for this service. In the case of a minor, access may be gained by the child’s parent or guardian.
Freedom of Information - Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. This scheme is available from the practice manager.