Sharing Your Medical Records
Please help us to keep your records up to date by letting us know of any changes to your circumstances.
We need to hold personal information about you on our Computer system and in our paper records to help us to look after your health.
Clinical and Administrative staff within the practice have access to your medical records to enable them to do their jobs. Your doctor is responsible for accuracy and safe-keeping of your records.
From time to time, it may be necessary to share information with others involved in your care. Anyone with access to your record is properly trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by both a legal and contractual duty to keep your details private.
All information about you is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.
In some circumstances we may be required by law to release your details to statutory or other official bodies, for example if a court order is presented, or in the case of public health issues. In other circumstances you may be required to give written consent before information is released – such as for medical reports for insurance, solicitors etc.
To ensure your privacy, we will not disclose information over the telephone or fax unless we are sure that we are talking to you.
Information will never be disclosed to family, friends, or spouses unless we have prior written consent, and we do not leave messages with others.