Please feel reassured that all the doctors, nurses and practice staff are bound to maintain confidentiality. Please remind your family and friends that if they telephone or come into the surgery to see if you are here, we will not be able to tell them. Clinicians are unable to discuss a patient with any other person, including family members, without the explicit permission of the patient concerned.

Details about patients registered at this practice (both personal and medical information) are recorded on computer and in paper form.

Some of this information will be sent to hospital consultants and other health professionals to whom you are referred by your GP, in order to provide continued health care and obtain treatment for you.

To ensure the security of the information obtained all of the staff members who have access to your details and medical records have signed confidentiality clauses in their employment contracts. The information held is also covered by the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act. If you have any questions about this, please contact the practice manager.