The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 2018. Any request for access to medical records by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act.
You have the right to access your health records. Should you wish to view your medical records please ask a member of staff for details. If you would like to have copies of your medical records there is no charge for this.
Please also view our page on the General Data Protection Regulations including our Practice Privacy Notice.
You can also register to view your medical records on-line.
Personal Health Information
We ask for information so that you can receive proper care and treatment. This information is kept, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if you are seen again. Some of this information may be used for other reasons eg to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently, plans for the future, trains its staff and can account for its actions. Information may also be needed to help educate tomorrows clinical staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.
Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information eg to notify a registration.
The NHS Central Register for England and Wales contains basic personal details of all patients registered with a General Practitioner. The Register does not contain clinical information.
You may be receiving care from people as well as the NHS. So that we can all work together for your benefit we may need to share some information about you.
The sharing of types of sensitive personal information is strictly controlled by law.
Any disclosure of your medical records to a third party will only be done after signed consent to a specific instruction by yourself to do so.