Information sharing

The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation.  The practice is now fully computerised and abides by the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Your medical records, both computerised and written, are treated with the strictest confidence and are held within the terms of the Act.  It is your right to be kept informed of who may have access to information held by us about you.

Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you, eg from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services, eg from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • Information may be shared to allow payment for treatment provided to you by the practice.
  • Information may be given to statutory disease registers, clinical trials or for the purpose of hospital / university-based teaching.