The practice stores information on a computer to support medical care, prepare prescriptions, arrange appointments and recall data. Information held by us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is being held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we are obliged to keep your data confidential. Test results will only be given to the patient, unless prior written authorisation has been given to disclose to a third party. Staff are required to treat your information in the strictest confidence. Failure to do so can result in dismissal.
Confidential patient information may be needed for the purpose of public health. Information disclosed will be kept to a minimum.