Rights & Responsibilities
In order to provide adequate & informed care for you we are obliged to keep records. This is increasingly done using computers. We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality and we take this very seriously. In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide we may need to share some information on practice activity e.g. with the Department of Health and other NHS bodies. Whenever possible this information is anonymised, i.e. names and other identifying details are removed.
Information is NOT shared with any third party outside the health Service (e.g. Insurance, employer, solicitor) without your explicit consent and agreement. We are obliged by law to provide certain information e.g. notification of certain infectious diseases.
GDPR will come into force towards the end of May 2018. Notices will be displayed advising patients of our responsibilities to meet compliance.