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confidentialityWe offer a confidential service and all staff members have been trained on the importance of confidentiality. No information about you will be given to anyone without your permission, unless we are required by law to do so. If you wish to see your medical records, please write to the practice manager.

Confidentiality for Under 16 Year Olds

If you are under 16, you are entitled to confidentiality from your doctor or nurse. While we will try to encourage you to involve your parent/guardian, if we feel it is appropriate, the consultation will remain confidential if this is your wish.

Access to Patient Information

Confidential patient data will be shared within thepractice heath care team and with other health care professionals to whom youare referred for care.  Your data may beused by those clinical teams providing your care for the essential purpose ofclinical audit. 

Confidential patient data may also be required for thebroader purposes of public health and audit, research, the provision of healthcare services, teaching and training.  Data disclosed will be kept to the minimumrequired to serve the purpose and if possible will be anonymised beforedisclosure.

Confidential and identifiable patient information willnot be disclosed otherwise without explicit consent, unless:

1              itis a matter of life and death or serious harm to you or to another individual

2              itis overwhelmingly in the public interest to do so

3              thereis a legal obligation to do so.  

In all of these circumstances the minimum identifiableinformation that is essential to serve the purpose may be revealed to someonewith a legal entitlement to access the data for that purpose. 

All individuals with access to your data have aprofessional and/or contractual duty of confidentiality.

If you are concerned about any of the ways in whichyour confidential data may be used, please speak to the practice manager.  You are entitled to register an objection,which will be respected where ever possible.

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