Protecting your information and giving you access
Protecting our patients' confidentiality is something we take very seriously.
Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. All staff are asked to sign a Code of Conduct on confidentiality before they start. We need information about yourself so that we can provide you with the best possible care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details about your care, in your medical record, to ensure that your doctor or nurse has accurate and up to date information. We only pass this information to other healthcare professionals who have an interest in your health and wellbeing.
Sometimes we are asked to provide information to solicitors and insurance companies. We only do this if we receive your written permission. Increasingly we are asked to participate in audits and research on behalf of the NHS and wherever possible we remove details that would identify you as an individual. In certain circumstances we are obliged by law to report information to appropriate authorities.
For information about how you are able to access your own medical record please contact the Practice Manager.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
The NHS website. Take control of your health and wellbeing. Get medical advice, information about healthcare services and support for a healthy life.
Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.