The doctors, nurses and all other members of staff are trained in confidentiality and operate a strict policy of patient confidentiality. You should therefore feel comfortable in disclosing any information you think is important in the knowledge that all information is protected and will not be released to anyone without your consent.

If you need to discuss anything of a confidential nature, please tell the receptionist and arrangements will be made to see you privately. Occasionally, practice approved research workers will have access to patients’ records.

They will observe the same rules of confidentiality as members of staff. If you object to your medical records being used in this way, please inform the practice manager and your notes will be marked accordingly.

In some circumstances, it is necessary for us to share information about you. We will only do this if it is in your interest or that of public health. Whenever practical, we will remove details which will identify you and will seek your permission first. The sharing of all personal information is strictly controlled by law.

Anyone who receives information from us is under legal duty to keep it confidential.

Confidentiality for under 16’s

Teenagers are entitled to the same confidentiality as adults; this includes children over thirteen years of age providing the doctor or nurse feels they are capable of making decisions about their own health.

Patients over 14 years are entitled to visit any doctor that is willing to provide contraceptive services without having to register with that practice.

All practice staff including receptionists following strict guidelines to ensure patient confidentiality.