We need to keep a record of personal information about you to help us with your care.
We keep this information and details of your care because they may be needed if we see you again.
We have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential but sometimes we need to use your personal details.
We may use information from your notes to:
- Make sure your care and treatment is continued correctly;
- Review the care we provide;
- Educate & train staff;
- Manage and plan health services;
- Investigate complaints or legal claims.
Under the data Protection Act you are entitled to see the information we hold about you. To do this you must apply in writing to the Practice Manager.
A fee will be charged to cover administrative costs.
A patient leaflet on this subject is available to view/download - go to Downloadable Forms under the Key Information menu.