Confidentiality Policy

 

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All information you supply to us is kept strictly confidential. Any information about you, your medical issues or treatment is only ever shared with other healthcare professionals on a ‘need to know’ basis.

Information is sometimes shared with NHS management for data audit and planning, and all those who work for the NHS have a duty of confidentiality towards patients.

 

Visitors Confidentiality Code of Conduct

During the course of your visit within the Practice buildings, you may acquire confidential information (e.g. accidentally overheard) which must not be disclosed to any other person.

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This condition applies during your relationship with the Practice and after the relationship ceases.

Confidential information includes all information relating to the Practice and its’ patients and employees. In the capacity of a visitor, this would be limited but would include any conversation which may be accidentally overheard behind Reception.

If you are in doubt as to what information may be disclosed, you should check with the Practice Business Manager.

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the use of computerised information and paper records of identifiable individuals (patients and staff). The Practice is registered in accordance with this legislation. If you are found to have made an unauthorised disclosure you may face legal action.

By signing the Visitors Book you show agreement to the following:
I understand that I am bound by a duty of confidentiality and agree to adhere to this Code of Conduct and the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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