Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Please read the attached document regarding updated GDPR Privacy information:

Patient Privacy Notice

Privacy Information For Children

practice policies

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.

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.

 

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

 

Access to Records

Under GDPR  2018 law, patients have the right to request access to their own medical records under a Subject Access Request without charge. Such requests should be made through the practice manager in writing. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

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