Your medical details are confidential to you.
We will not give any medical information to any one else without your consent.
This includes other family members including spouse. On occasion this can cause upset when reception staff relay this to patients.
Please remember the staff are bound by the same strict confidentiality rules as the doctors and are following the doctors instructions.
The staff are following strict confidentiality policies set down by the practice.
The practice complies with Data Protection legislation and we make every effort to preserve patient confidentiality. We ask you for personal information to ensure that you receive appropriate care and treatment. For the practice to function effectively it is sometimes necessary for medical information about you to be shared between members of the practice team. It will be shared with others only to provide further medical treatment for you, e.g. from hospital services, or to enable you to access other services, e.g. from the social work department.