Patient confidentiality

Everyone at the Practice is clear about patient confidentiality: Information cannot be released without a patient’s consent.

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 care.

As a patient you will be giving us information about yourself and your condition which could be of a sensitive nature. The practice has a duty to maintain full and accurate records of the care we provide to you. We will keep the records secure, accurate and confidential.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. Please contact reception for an access to records form to be completed by yourself.

Anonymous factual information is also used to plan services, teaching, audits and when taking part in national surveys and research.  You may be asked to take part in national surveys and research and this will only happen if you choose to do this by giving your consent to your doctor or nurse.