Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

Everyone working in the NHS has a legal and professional duty to ensure that all your information is safely and securely protected and kept confidential. The sharing of some of your information is strictly controlled. We will not pass on this information about you to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, eg we are required to by law. In all cases, where personal information is shared, either with or without your consent, a specific record will be kept. We also adhere to the Caldicott Regulations to ensure information is accessed and held securely and appropriately.

To provide a safe, professional and efficient service, we need to keep information on record. Your personal details will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality. If you think any information we hold about you is not accurate, please let us know.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 28th February, 2020