Patient Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care. Information is available to practice staff and community nursing staff only for administrative purposes or when it is specifically relevant to patient care.

There are times when we have to pass on information about you to other people such as hospitals, Social Services or the Primary Care Trust. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when they are not essential. No other information will be given to third parties, including relatives, without previous instruction from the patient.

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager in writing.