The information we hold about you is solely for the purpose of caring for you and will only be seen by those who need to. The practice complies with the Data Protection Act and the Access to Medical Record legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from hospital services
- To help you get other services e.g. form the social services - this requires your consent
- When we have a duty to others e.g. child protection cases
There is a possibility of patient data (either anonymised or patient-identifiable) being used in a limited way by the Primary Care Trust for the purpose of the provision of care and treatment and the management of healthcare services.
Health & Social Care Information and the Data Protection Act 1998
In order to provide the best possible care for you we need to keep information about you. This includes your name, address, date of birth and next of kin and where healthcare is involved, details of your medical history. This information is held solely for the purposes of maintaining your care. The records are stored increasingly on computer but some remain on paper. For more information read this document .
We are continually striving to improve our service and we are interested to know what our patients feel about our services. We would welcome any comments or suggestions you may have - please pass them to our Practice Manager.