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 eg from District Nurses and hospital services
- To help you get other services eg from the social work department. This requires your consent
- When we have a duty to others eg 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 eg diabetic care. If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals the right of access to any personal information.