Sandy Health Centre

01767 682525

Health Visitors/District Nurses

01767 224100

Data Protection Act -Patient Information

We need to hold personal information about you on our Computer system and in paper records to help us look after your health needs

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP YOUR RECORD UP TO DATE BY INFORMING US OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

Doctors and staff in the practice have access to your medical records to enable them to do their jobs. Your doctor is responsible for their accuracy and safe keeping. From time to time it may be necessary to share information with others involved in your care.  Anyone with access to your record is properly trained in confidentiality issues and is governed by both a legal and contractual duty to keep your details private.  All information about you is held securely and appropriate safeguards are in place to prevent accidental loss.

In some circumstances we may require by law to release your details to statutory or other official bodies, for example if a court order is presented, or in the case of public health issues. in other circumstances you may be required to give written consent before information is released – such as for medical reports for insurance, solicitors etc

To ensure your privacy, we will not disclose information over the telephone or fax unless we are sure that we are talking to you.  Information will not be disclosed to family, friends, or spouses unless er have prior written consent, and we do not leave messages with others.

You have a right to see your records if you wish. Please ask at reception if you would like further details and our patient information leaflet.  An appointment will be required. In some circumstances a fee may be payable

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