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Protecting your Data

ConfidentialityThe 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.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.


Freedom of Information

  • You may ask to see the records held about you
  • Your request must be in writing
  • There may be a fee

Remember

You will need to give adequate information so that your identity can be verified and your records located within the 40 day response period from receipt of your information and any fee required.

You are Entitled

  • To be informed whether personal data about you is being used
  • To be given a description of the personal data, the purposes for which the data is being processed and the recipients to whom the data is, or may be, disclosed.
  • To have communication in an intelligible form, the information constituting the data and any information as to the source.
  • To be told of the logic involved in any automated decision
 
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