Confidentiality & Medical Records

As a practice we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 under section PO67 Health Care Administration. This means that we hold computer data of every patient’s medical history, which is used by the GP’s each time a patient visits the surgery and by other members of the practice team in the course of their day- to-day work.

The ethics of the medical profession deem that disclosures will only be made in accordance with a strict code of professional confidentiality. You are entitled to see a copy of your medical records upon request, although a fee may be payable.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practitoners 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 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.