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Confidentiality

confidential_fileThe practice complies with 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 the social services]. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others [e.g. in child and adult protection cases] anonymised patient information will also be used at a local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services.
  • Notification of infectious diseases

Anonymised patient information will also be used at a local and national level to help the Health Board and 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.

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.

Privacy Statement                   Consent to share personal medical information form


Freedom of Information

The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.

Model Publication Scheme - further information

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