The practice operates a strict policy of patient confidentiality. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and are compliant with all current data guidance. Please also refer to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) document under the ‘Our Documents ‘ tab for more information. You should therefore feel comfortable in disclosing any information that you think is important. 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 consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases ononymised patients 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 administation 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.