The access to Health Records Act 1990 gave individuals the right of access, subject to certain expectations, to health information recorded about themselves within manual records. If you require access to your medical records please ask to speak to the Practice Manager who will issue you a form for this purpose. There is a charge for this service.
We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important the NHS keeps accurate and up to date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you e.g. hospital, social services or health authority can give you the best possible care.
The information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care confidentially or by removing patient identifiable details when they are not essential.
The only reason why we might have to consider passing on any confidential information without your permission would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm but we would always try to discuss this with you first. If you have any worries then please speak to a member of staff.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. If at any time you would like to know more about how we use your information or you would to view your records please speak to our Practice Manager available on 0115 929 2358 or make an appointment for a private consultation.
Any information collected may be shared with other parts of the NHS or other people involved with your treatment. Everyone working for the NHS or receiving information from us has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. If you require access to your own medical records, please contact the Practice Manager.
Patient Information Leaflet: Access To Your Health Record
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