The Practice is committed to adhering to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Practice is the Data Controller and is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the information it holds about you.
However, on occasion, information may need to be shared with other staff or organisations in order to help them decide the best care and treatment available.
Other organisations may include District Nurses, Health Visitors etc. or other service providers commissioned and appointed by the PCT that are committed to the improvement of health outcomes for patients.
When members of staff from different organisations are involved they will only be allowed access to information that is relevant to the purpose of their job/role and will not necessarily have access to your medical history.
Should you wish to opt out of this, please contact the surgery.