This practice is compliant with the Data Protection Act. Patient information can only be accessed by members of the Practice Primary Care team who have a need to know medical details in order to help that patient. Patient confidentiality is considered of prime importance and any breech thereof is considered to be a significant event which will be investigated.
At times it may be necessary to share relevant information with another sector of the health service for example Secondary Care when a referral is made for further care.
Church Walk Surgery Privacy Notice explains why the GP Practice collects information about you and how that information may be used. (Link below)
Health Care Professionals who provide you with care maintain records about your health and any treatment or care you have received previously (e.g. NHS Trust, GP Surgery, Walk-in Clinic, etc.). These records are used to help to provide you with the best possible healthcare.