Patient confidentiality

The practice complies fully with the Data Protection and Access to Medical Records Legislation. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of the practice team – doctor, nurse, reception staff and counsellor – will stay confidential.

Even if you are under 16 nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors without your permission.

This means that you can tell others about the visit, but we won’t.  The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from very serious harm.  We would always try to discuss this with you first.

If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please feel free to ask a member of staff.

We follow the guidelines set out and agreed between the British Medical Association, Royal College of General Practitioners and the Department of Health on Rocords and Confidentiality. You will be able to find further details on http://rcgp.org.uk and http://bma.org.uk.