Confidentiality & Medical Records

You can be absolutely sure that anything you discuss with any member of the Practice Team (Doctor, Nurse, Receptionist, etc.) will stay confidential and nothing will be said to anyone (parents, family or tutors) without your permission.

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

Click here for a printable leaflet on   Patient Information – How we use your medical records

Click here for a printable leaflet on the Freedom Of Information Act  and how it affects the details we hold about you as a patient

Important information for you:

CARE.DATA – please click here to go to the NHS publication Better Information Means Better Care.

 Should you wish to not to be part of the care.data scheme please follow the link to download a printable   caredata-optout form