Our Practice complies with Data Protection, GDPR and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. All staff have received training in confidentiality issues.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - Further Information
Please note all telephone calls into and out of the Practice are recorded for training and quality purposes. These recordings are kept securely for 6 months, and then deleted.
Your Records and Record Sharing
Please see the links on the right hand side of this web page for information about Shared Care and Summary Care Record.
Please click on the link below for the NHS webpage for information about patient clinical records and record sharing:
NHS - Patient Records