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 is shared between members of the team. Prescriptions and consultation records are run purely on computer.
How we use your information
Medical confidentiality is the cornerstone of trust between Doctor and patient and we keep your records secure & confidential.
For your direct care either from the Practice or within the NHS hospital service we imply your consent to pass on relevant clinical information to other professional staff involved with your direct care.
Only when there is a legal basis for the transfer of data, we may pass limited and relevant information to other NHS organisations to improve the efficient management of the NHS or to aid medical research
If you wish to object to the use of your data for these ‘secondary’ uses please write to the Practice Manager.