The practice complies with General Data Protection Regulation and Access to Medical Records Legislation.
We hold your medical record so that we can provide you with safe care and treatment.
We will also use your information so that this practice can check and review the quality of the care we provide. This helps us to improve our services to you.
We will share relevant information from your medical record with other health or social care staff or organisations when they provide you with care. For example, we will share information:
- To refer you to a specialist in a hospital.
- To refer you to other health care teams e.g.district nursing.
- 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 and screening services.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
If you require more information please speak to the Practice Manager.
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.