Confidentiality and Medical Records

The practice complies with data protection & 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 & 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 & national level to help the Health Board & 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 & administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. The members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the clinical staff.