The Data Protection Act 1998
We respect all patients confidentiality at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The entire practice staff is bound by a strict policy of confidentiality and we would treat any breach of this extremely seriously.
You should therefore feel comfortable in disclosing any information you think is important in the knowledge that all information is protected and will not be released to anyone other than other health care professionals involved in your care, without your consent.
We would emphasise to our teenage patients that this applies to you and that you can discuss all health matters, including sexual health, in strict confidence.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Medical Records Act 1990, patients are entitled to view their medical records. If you wish to do so, please contact the Practice Manager or your GP. An information leaflet is also available - please ask at Reception.