The 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 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.
  • When the practice holds regular multi disciplinary meetings in which vulnerable groups of patients are discussed. For example, at child safeguarding meetings vulnerable children will be discussed with colleagues such as midwives, health visitors and school nurses. The same applies to Palliative Care and mental health meetings, where important information is discussed amongst those involved with your 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.

Confidentiality for Young People

Please view our Confidentiality for Patients Under 16 Years of Age page.