All Practice Staff are ethically and legally bound to treat all patient information with the strictest confidentiality and are trained to do so.

You have a right of access to your health records.

Use of Information

We may use some of this information for other reasons; for example,

  • To help us protect the health of the public generally
  • To see that the NHS runs efficiently
  • Plans for the future
  • Trains its staff
  • Pays its bills
  • Can account for its actions

Information may also be needed to help educate tomorrow’s 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; for example, to notify a birth. The NHS Central Register for England & Wales contains basic personal details of all patients registered with a general practitioner. The Register does not contain clinical information.

Everyone working for the nhs has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.

Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

Freedom of Information

The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.

Model Publication Scheme - further information

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