The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Doctors, nurses and administration staff operate a strict policy of patient confidentiality, and you should feel confident in disclosing any information which is important to your medical care. Information in your medical records may be shared with others directly involved in your care: other members of the practice team, other clinicians, and practice staff for administrative purposes. Information will not be given to anyone else without your consent, except in very rare circumstances, for instance where there are child protection concerns.
Record may also be used for purposes of professional development and revalidation of doctors.
Such information will be anonymised and the ‘robust safeguards’ required by the Information Commissioner put in place.