Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice ensures compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 which also covers Access to Medical Records and Subject Access Requests.

Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. Community Nurses and Hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. Essex County Council, Social Care.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help various Health organisations and  Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.