Confidentiality

The practice respects the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of all patients and their parents/carers at all times.

All doctors and staff abide by our confidentiality policy. Patients can expect that their personal information is confidential and will not be disclosed without their permission except in the most exceptional circumstances.

Information about patient (or their parent/carer) is not shared with any healthcare professional or department who is not specifically involved in their care; nor is it shared with any other healthcare professional or third party without the expressed consent of the patient (or their parent/carer) – we would usually request this consent in writing.

Anonymised information drawn from your medical record may be used for management, audit and research purposes.

The practice is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.