The doctors and all staff attached to the surgery have a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information.
All our staff are trained in the importance of medical confidentiality and are not allowed to give information about relatives or friends without their permission. In most situations we will need your written consent to disclose any information to a third party. There are exceptions, such as if you are referred to another healthcare professional or if we are required to by law, such as the notification of certain infectious diseases or where there is a requirement under the Mental Capacity Act.
The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.