Confidentiality and Sharing Information
It may sometimes be necessary for us to share information with other agencies, for example to notify a birth, but we only ever pass on information if people have a genuine need for it in your interest. Further information on the sharing of information is available at the surgery. Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information confidential.
How information about you helps us to provide better care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.
More information can be found here