Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

Introduction

This privacy notice lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.

This privacy notice applies to personal information processed by or on behalf of the practice.

This Notice explains:

  • Who we are, how we use your information and our Data Protection Officer
  • What kinds of personal information about you do we process?
  • What are the legal grounds for our processing of your personal information (including when we share it with others)?
  • What should you do if your personal information changes?
  • For how long your personal information is retained by us?
  • What are your rights under data protection laws? 

To continue reading our privacy notice please click here to download the complete document.

Patient Confidentiality

If you wish to speak to the receptionist in confidence, there is a quiet area available away from the main reception. Please ask.

You have the right to know as much about your medical condition as you want to know. We will not discuss your case with anyone not directly involved in your health care unless you wish us to and have given your consent first.

You are welcome to see your health records and discuss the contents with the doctor if you wish.

Confidentiality for the under 16s

Your Doctor, Nurses and Health Centre staff provide a completely confidential service to everyone, including teenagers and the under 16s. This means we will not tell anyone about your visit. The only rare exception is if you are at risk of very serious harm. We will always try to inform you first.

A completely confidential contraception and sexual health service is provided by the Practice.

Fair Processing Notice

Our fair processing notice explains why the GP practice collects information about you and how that information may be used.

Please download out 'Fair Processing Notice' document for further information.