As a practice, we feel it important that patients are aware of what happens to personal information stored on the computer system.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
All staff employed by this practice abide by our Code of Confidentiality, and we operate a Practice Policy on Information Security.
When you register, you will be asked for information about yourself so that you receive the appropriate care and treatment.
This information is kept with details of your health and treatment provided, so that the practice can ensure that the care you receive is appropriate and consistent with your medical history.
The practice may pass information to other organisations and strict conditions must be complied with before information is released. Occasions when information is released are:
You may be receiving care from other organisations within the NHS. To ensure you receive a consistent programme of care we may need to share some information about your medical history. We only ever do this if it is in your interest.
The Law strictly controls the sharing of some types of very sensitive information. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
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