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Information Sharing

confidentialityThe 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 other health professionals attached to the Practice

  • 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 for diabetic care. If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal obligation to keep it confidential.

If you agree, a relative, friend or carer can be kept up to date with the progress of your treatment.

You have the right to access your health records. If you wish to do so please apply in writing to the Practice Manager.  A form can be obtained from Reception for this purpose.

 
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