The surgery is subject to the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act and strict rules governing the confidentiality of patient information are observed at all times. It is often necessary for members of staff other than Doctors and Nurses to have access to records in the course of their duties. In addition, limited information may be required by third parties for screening programmes. For further information please refer to the leaflet held in reception entitled "How we handle your information".
Please be aware due to the Data Protection Act, we cannot give out results or any other information for family members over the age of 16. If a relation or friend is happy for you to receive their results, a signed letter must be written by the patient giving authorisation to allow results to be given. This will only be valid for one year and will need to be reviewed.