Health Records/Confidentiality and Privacy Notices
We ask you for information to ensure that you can receive proper care and treatment. The main reasons for which your information may be needed/kept include:-
- giving healthcare and treatment
- looking after the health of the general public
- managing and planning the NHS
- reviewing care to ensure the highest standard
- training and research
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential and legislation controls the sharing of information.
You have the right to access your records - the Practice Manager can advise you of this procedure.
Patients are able to view and/or have copies of their medical record. Please apply in writing to the Practice Manager or ask at reception.
In order to continue to be able to send you TEXT Messages (for appointment reminders and invites for vaccinations) we need to have your explicit consent.We will not use your mobile number for any other reason except your direct healthcare. Please send the word START to 078 0000 8113 if you wish to receive TEXT messages or STOP if you do not wish to receive these messages. You can opt in or out at any time. This mobile number is only for this purpose.
Privacy Notices and information
(Last updated 18.9.19)
Please click here for our Surgery's Privacy Notices for
PRIVACY NOTICE - DIRECT CARE.docx
Child friendly privacy notice
Patient Data Sharing with Insurance Companies and Solicitor
National Screening Programmes
Privacy Notice for Suppliers
Q&A re data sharing in our Primary Care Network
Note: from NHS Digital: Your Data Matters to the NHS.
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether you confidential patient information is used for research and planning. To find out more visit: www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
You can opt in or out of any or all of the data sharing initiatives at any time - please complete and return the Opt in /out form to the surgery or contact the Practice Manager to discuss your options further - thank you.
opt in or out of data sharing - adult
opt in or out of data sharing - child
If at anytime you would like to know more about how we use your information you can speak to the person in charge of your care or to Caroline Toone (Practice Manager).