How The Practice Uses Personal Health Information
The people who care for you use your records to:
- Provide a good basis for all health decisions made in consultation with you and other health care professionals.
- Deliver appropriate health care.
- Make sure your health care is safe and effective.
- Work effectively with others providing you with care.
For further details please see our "How we use your health records" leaflet by clicking here
Freedom Of Information – Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available.
All patient notes are treated with the strictest confidentiality. The Practice complies with the Data Protection Act. You are within your rights if you wish to look at your medical records, and the best way to do this is to register with our online services. You can email us to request a password and username. You are also within your rights to change any incorrect information within your notes.
All members of the primary health care team (from reception to doctors) in the course of their duties will have access to your medical records. They all adhere to the highest standards of maintaining confidentiality.
As our reception area is a little public, if you wish to discuss something of a confidential nature please mention it to one of the receptionists who will make arrangements for you to have the necessary privacy.All members of the primary health care team (from reception to doctors) in the course of their duties will have access to your medical records. They all adhere to the highest standards of maintaining confidentiality.
If you wish to opt out of SMS text messages, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but please be aware that texting patients is purely a way to support your care and would not be used to advertise products or private services.
Healthcare professionals may use your confidential patient information to help with treatment and care. Sometimes, your information is used for research and planning. Most of the time, this is anonymised data (does not contain your name, date of birth or NHS number). Data is also collected from hospitals and private organisation providing NHS care. This helps towards planning and improving health care in your area and research is used to develop cures for serious illnesses. If you do not want your information to be used at all, please call 0300 303 5678 and speak to an advisor who will be able to stop your information being shared in this way. If you are happy for your data to be shared, you do not have to do anything.
We would like to bring to your attention, that all calls are recorded and monitored for training and quality assurance purposes.