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Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

We may use this information for other reasons : for example to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently, plans for the future, trains its staff, can account for how it spends taxpayers money and the actions it takes on our behalf. Information may also be needed to help educate tomorrow’s clinical staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information, but in these circumstances we would see your permission first. However, we can disclose personal information about a patient if it is in the interest of either that person or the general public for example, on a missing person.

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like online access to your summarised records via Patient Access or the NHS APP please follow the link Online services

Disclosure to any outside agencies, such as solicitors and insurance companies, will only be done after receiving written permission from the patient.

Please click here to view our privacy notice:  Privacy Notice Updated February 2021

Please click here to view our Privacy Notice Updated February 2021

Please see link to details of now NHS Digital is working with General Practice to use data to help research and planning during the present COVID19 Pandemic – NHS Digital GPES data for pandemic planning and research (COVID-19) general practice

The Practice has a Caldicott Guardian Dr Andrew Peacock and Information Governance Lead Mrs Phillippa Holroyd both of whom can be contacted by either calling the surgery or emailing . The Practice has also appointed an independent DPO. Please contact the Practice Manager for more information about this.

For more information about the sharing of medical records please follow the links below:

NHS Choices – information sharing

Understanding patient data