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.
The Practice participates in anonymised data collection through the Health Data Collection and Health Observatory.
Details of the scheme and information on how you can opt out are detailed in the following document.
Health Data Collection
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to perform various clerical functions such as case note preparation and filing. Everyone working in the Practice has a legal responsibility to ensure your information remains confidential at all times.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - further information
Practice Publication Scheme