The Practice and the Patient Participation Group complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records Legislation. Identifiable information about you may 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 the Health Centre has 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.
Your information The Health Centre keeps medical information about you on paper and on the computer system under the requirements of the Data Protection Act. You have a right to see your records if you wish.
Please ask at Reception if you would like further details.
An appointment will be required if you wish to view your notes, and if you wish to have a copy of your notes a fee will be payable.