This practice recognises the need for confidentiality and all staff realise the importance of total discretion on all matters at all times. We ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on computer and we are registered under the Data Protection Act. The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared between members of the team.
Under the Data Protection Act we require a patient's written permission before we can discuss their care or treatment with family members, guardians, carers or friends. This also applies to patients aged 12-16.