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confidentialConfidentiality

The surgery holds manual and computerised records on all its patients.

This data is entirely secure and confidential and we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

All staff who have access to medical records are obliged to observe strict rules of confidentiality Under the Access to Medical records Act 1990, patients may view their records, although a small charge will be made.

Records are used by the NHS for financial audit purposes and for anonomysed research to monitor and improve health care.

If a patient wishes to be excluded from anonomysed research, then they should write to the practice manager.

Exclusion from research will not affect your treatment.

Please inform the surgery of any change to your details ie name, address, telephone number

Medical Records

Medical Records may on occasions be inspected by other doctors for the purposes of training and education. You do, of course, have the right to object to this but we would ask that any objection is put in writing to the Practice Manager.


Freedom of Information

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Model Publication Scheme - further information

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