The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases. Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
The practice is registered under the Data Protection Act for the provision of research data. Registration number Z7382657
Patient Access to Medical Records
Patient medical records are made and kept under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Access to Healthcare Records Act 1990. This gives every person the right to apply for access to their medical records.
All requests for access must be made in writing. Administration charges may be applied.