The Practice is registered under The Data Protection Act 1998. All doctors, nurses and staff are bound by a strict duty of confidentiality. Information may be shared with other healthcare professionals to provide you with the best-informed care e.g. Midwife, District Nurse or Health Visitor. However, no outside agency will be given any information from your records without your permission e.g. insurance companies or solicitors.
No information will be given to partners or relatives without consent. You have the right to see your own records upon written request, both hand-written or from the computer. For Audit purposes, it may be necessary to share anonymised data with NHS England (and their Area Teams (AT)) via the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Occasionally the HSCIC and AT require access to patient notes to make sure we are fulfilling our contract with them in Chronic Disease Management and to support commissioning, public health planning and research. If you do not wish your notes accessed for this purpose please let us know.