The practice is fully computerised and all information held here whether electronically or paper is covered by our registration with the Information Commissioners Office which controls how we use our data. All staff undergo annual training in confidentiality issues and data protection.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 people have a right to see any files any organisation holds about them, including their health records held by GP, hospital, optician or dentist. All requests to see this information should be in writing. Access can only be denied if there are compelling reasons.
For information about accessing your health records, please see our “How do I” section from the home page, as there may be a charge.
For medical records of deceased patients, the legal personal representative should contact the practice in writing so that we have a signature.