Patient Confidentiality and Data Protection
When you register as a patient with the practice, we ask for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on the computer, and we are registered under the Data Protection Act.
The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team, it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared by members of the team. In addition, other parts of the NHS may have access to your personal information from time to time e.g. If you are receiving hospital treatment, the hospital will require details of your relevant medical history.
Our Practice is compliant with the national data opt-out policy which means that we have systems and processes in place to comply with the national data opt-out so that your choice can be applied to any confidential patient information we use or share for purposes beyond your individual care.