We are committed to the welfare of our patients as individuals. Information from your medical records will only be released to a nonmedical third party with your prior written consent. This includes members of your own family.
Occasionally the local Primary Care Trust may make a visit to the surgery for audit purposes and medical records may be examined by a member of the medical profession.
If you do not wish your records to be accessed in this way, please advise us in writing of your decision.
What do we use information for in primary care ?
- To support the care provided for individual patients
- To monitor the care provided for groups of patients
- To plan the care provided for the practice community
- To work with other practices and the PCT in obtaining resources and commissioning appropriate services
- To participate in regional & national research programs
- To support statutory and contractual requirements
- To support the wider NHS environment
Principles of recording clinical data
- The purposes of recording information is to support patient care
- All clinicians participate in data recording
- All clinicians enter their own data directly
- Practices record all occurrences
- Practices record consistently
- Practices use a clinical coding system
- Regular feedback and audit of data quality
Freedom of Information
The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
Model Publication Scheme - further information