Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.

You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS. So that we can all work together for your benefit, we may need to share some information about you. We only ever use or pass on information if people have a genuine need for it and it is in your and everyone’s interests. Whenever we can, we shall remove details that identify you. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

We are pleased to see young people who wish to discuss health matters either alone or accompanied.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 18th June, 2021