Confidentiality

All patient notes are treated with the strictest confidentiality. The Practice complies with the Data Protection Act. If you wish to view your medical record please register for online services. Once set up, you will be able to view your full record.

If there is any factually incorrect information contained in your notes you may request this to be corrected.

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 sowmething of a confidential nature please mention it to one of the receptionists who will make arrangements for you to have the necessary privacy.

If you wish to opt out of SMS text messages, please email us at stanhope.mews@nhs.net, 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. Occasionally, your data is used for health research and planning. This data will always be anonymised (Will not contain any information that could identify you). Anonymised data is also collected from hospitals and private organisations 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.