Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
We have a duty to
We will not share information that identifies you for any reason, unless:
Our guiding principle is that we are holding your records in strict confidence.
All practice team members have access to the document "NHS Code of Practice 2003 (supplementary guidance issued Nov 2010)". This is a lengthy document produced by Department of Health for use across the whole NHS.
The NHS is changing the way your health information is being stored and managed.
The NHS Summary Care Record is being introduced to help deliver better, safer care. Your Summary Care Record is an electronic record of important information about your health. It will be available to health-care staff providing your NHS care, which means if you have an accident or become ill, the staff clinicians treating you will have immediate access to important information about you.
You do not have to be part of the new system if you do not want to be. You can obtain an 'Opt-out' from from the surgery, or the CCG's web site.
If you have questions, concerns or would like help and support with understanding the Summary Care Records system and making your decision to stay in or opt-out, please contact us in one of the following ways:
Every patient has the right to privacy and confidentiality. If you wish to speak privately, please let our reception team know as we can make a room available.