Confidentiality And Medical Records

The practice complies with GDPR and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further direct medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at 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 requires 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.

Access To Medical Records

In accordance with the GDPR 2018 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the website and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.