As part of our commitment to patient care, we have to record personal information. This is to ensure you get proper care and treatment. We keep these details because we may need to see you again.
We are properly registered under the provisions of the Data Protection Act and the designated data controller is the Practice Manager incumbent at any given time.
We may use some of this information to help us:
- Protect the health of public generally
- See that the NHS runs efficiently
- Plan for the future
- Train our staff, pay our bills and account for actions
This information might also be used in conjunction with:
- Auditing our actions
- Preparing statistics on NHS performance and activity
- Investigating complaints
- Helping staff review the care they provide and making sure it is of the highest standard
- Training and educating staff and doctors (but you can choose whether or not to be involved personally)
- Undertaking research approved by the Local Research Ethics Committee (if anything to do with the research involves you personally you would be contacted to give your consent)
Everyone working in the practice has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
If at any time you would like to know more about how we use your information please contact the Practice Manager.