This practice handles medical records in line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
In some circumstances we will also share patient information for medical research and planning. Most of the time, it is anonymised data that is used for research and planning so your confidential patient information isn’t always needed.
If you don’t want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can opt out of this. If you do opt out, there are some specific situations where your data may still be used. Data that does not identify you may still also be used. Click here to visit the “Your Data Matters” website for more information and guidance on how to “opt-out”.
We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading, or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
You have the right to request a copy of your medical record.
You have the right to object to your identifiable information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
You have the right to request that any mistakes in your medical record are corrected.
Our practice privacy notice is on the practice website which includes information on how to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office to seek advice or make a complaint if you need to do so.