In the NHS we aim to provide you with the highest quality healthcare. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide for you. The records may be stored in paper form or electronically and everyone working for the NHS has a duty to keep your information confidential and secure. The practice complies with the Data Protection 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 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 Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and the 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. Your exemption can be logged on the practice database.