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Patient Confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. You have a right to access your medical records in accordance with the Access to Medical Records Act 1990.

Everyone working for the Practice has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. We may need to share some information about you though, and we only do this if there is a genuine need for it and if it is in your best interest. Any request for copies of medical records from any third party requires a signed patient consent form. For further information on how we manage your records or how to access your medical records, please ask at the Reception or send us an email. For more information visit www.ico.gov.uk

There are changes occuring in how we protect the confidential and personal information that we record in your medical records. The changes make it a legal obligation for us to share your information. The proposed benefits of sharing indentifiable data are to help to plan and monitor effective patient services, especially where patients receive care from several different organisations. For more information of important changes to how we handle your personal data please read the document below.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA.pdf

Source: www.emisnug.org.uk

 

 

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