Confidentiality & Medical Records
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.
Freedom of Information
Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for
disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for
such information should be made to the practice manager.
Access to Records
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and Access to Health Records
Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be
made by filling out a subject access request form available at reception.
Please let us know what information is required, this will be provided free of
charge within 28 working days. No information will be released without the
patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.
Can we extend the time for a response?
We can extend the time to respond by a further two months if the request is
complex or we have received a number of requests from the patient.