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.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.

Your confidentiality is important to us

You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice – family doctor, nurse, receptionist – will stay confidential.

Even if you are under 16 nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, carer workers or tutors – without your permission.  The only reason why we might want to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm.  We would always try to discuss this with you first.

If you are being treated elsewhere – for example at a hospital or Brook centre – it is best if you allow the doctor or nurse to inform the practice of any treatment you are receiving.

If you have any worries about confidentiality please feel free to ask a member of staff.