To ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment we keep medical information about you on paper and on the computer system. We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act.
We will maintain confidentiality within the Practice Team. There are times when we have to pass on information about you to other people such as Hospitals, Social Care (Social Services) or the Health Authority. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when they are not essential.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. Disclosure of patient identifiable information to any other outside agencies will only be done after receiving written permission from the patient.