Access to Patient Information
Our Practice GP’s, Nursing Staff and Administration staff have access to both your written and computerised medical records, they are all governed by the same professional codes of confidentiality and will not disclose information without your consent.
We will normally share some information with other health professionals involved in your health care, these could include, doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and technicians involved in your investigation or treatment. These professionals may work for a variety of organisations including local community NHS trusts, the PCT, social services or private hospitals.
Law courts can also require GPs to disclose medical records to them. We are also often asked for reports from solicitors, these will always be accompanied by the patient’s written consent for us to disclose information.
We are required by law to allow you access to your computer and written medical records. All such requests must be made in writing. We are allowed to charge a small fee to cover our administration and photocopying charges.