All patient information is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act. All employees have access to this information in relation to their role and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Information may be shared, in confidence, with other NHS organisations in the interests of patient care.
CCTV is installed internally in public areas and externally for security. The recordings are used entirely at the discretion of the partners, including provision of images to the police or other official bodies and will otherwise comply with the Practice’s Data Protection registration.
We ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on computer and we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.
The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team, it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared between members of the practice team.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The freedom of information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. This Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. The scheme is available on request.