Patient Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible advice and care. Please remember to inform us of any changes with your personal details. (e.g. change of address, name, telephone number etc)

Everyone has the right to access personal data held about themselves in either computerised or manual form, this includes NHS medical records and private records made by doctors and other health care professionals.

This information is only available to those involved in your care, or to whom you have given written permission.

Data Protection

The data protection act applies to personal information and ensures that it is handled properly. Personal information is information about you. It can be you name, address or telephone number. The act works in two ways; firstly it helps to protect you interest by obliging orgainsations to manage the information they hold in a proper way; the second area covered by the act give you important rights, including the right to know what information is held about you and the right to correct information that is wrong.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners 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.



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