Information Governance and Confidentiality
We ask for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information to ensure that your Doctor or Nurse has accurate and up to date information. We only use or pass information about you to those who are authorised and have a genuine need for it.
We all have a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. We are required by the Department of Health to provide anonymised population data to NHS administrative bodies on a routine basis.
Please see the following information for further details:
The practice is obliged to inform its patients that information from your medical records may be used by the NHS to improve services. This means that the NHS will use details such as your NHS number and post code will be used by researchers to review and improve services for patients. The details will be stored in a secure system and your identity will be protected.The following documents will provide you with more details:
Frequently Asked Questions
Practice Statement on Confidentiality
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt by 1st January 2009.
Model Publication Scheme - further information