Information about you and your visits to the doctor, as well as subsequent treatment, is held on computer. The practice staff use the computer to perform their day-to-day duties, such as repeat prescriptions, recalls etc.
Practice staff have always been required to treat patient information with the strictest confidence and have been given additional training in their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act.
The practice will not disclose patient identifiable data without first obtaining the patient's express permission. Patients retain the right to opt out of their data being used, and to change their minds before a disclosure is made. Further information can be obtained from the practice manager.
In the event of a complaint the practice may need to provide information about the patient concerned and the treatment they have received to insurers or legal advisors.
Freedom Of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a publication scheme. A publication scheme is a guide to the "classes" of information the practice intends to routinely make available. For further information please contact the practice manager.
From 25th May 2018 data protection laws are being updated and the practice must comply with GDPR rules.
Patients do not need to take any action unless they wish to change any of their preferences.
Please click on this link to read our privacy notices.
This practice is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.
Please click on this link for futher information on how to opt-out of sharing your data
Please click here to view the "How we use your health records" leaflet
If you would like to request information from your medical records - called a Subject Access Request (SAR) - please complete the request form by clicking HERE. Although submission of this form is not mandatory, it will allow us to make sure your request is quickly directed to the correct team for processing.
Please be assured that we have always taken our patients data privacy very seriously, and will continue to do so.
If you would like more information on the way the NHS uses your data, please click HERE