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Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information


All patient records are kept on a computer database which is confidential and secure. We need to keep a record of personal information about you to help us with your care. Mainly, we keep the details and information of your care because it may be needed when we see you again.

We have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential but sometimes we need to use your personal details. We may use information from your notes to:

  • Make sure your care and treatment is continued correctly;
  • Review the care we provide;
  • Educate and train staff;
  • Manage and plan health services;
  • Investigate complaints or legal claims.

Under the Data Protection Act you are entitled to see information we hold about you. To do this you must apply in writing to the Practice Manager. A fee will be charged to cover administrative costs.

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a publication scheme. A publication scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. This scheme is available from reception.



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