The practice has a confidentiality policy. All information coming in to the practice and everything that takes place in the practice is treated in the strictest confidence. We do not disclose information about you to a third party, not even a relative, without your consent.
You can download the confidentiality waiver below.
ACCESS TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
If you wish to see your medical records please make a request, in writing, to the practice manager or senior partner. You are entitled to see you records. You may be charged for photocopying.
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.