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 e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. 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 e.g. for diabetic care.
Sometimes audit or research work is carried out for the benefit of the wider health community. Much of this is initiated by the Department of Health for them to collate information and carry out surveys, and is therefore not controlled by the Practice.
If you have any concerns regarding this, you should contact the Patient Liaison Service (PALS) on 0800 0323235. We never give information to commercial companies without your consent.
Access to Medical Records
If you wish to request access to a medical record please ask at reception for a leaflet and application form.
Summary Care Record
A Summary Care Record (SCR) is a national electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. A SCR means that storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency or when your GP Practice is closed. If you do not want a SCR then please complete the opt out form available from reception.