Privacy & Confidentiality of Your Medical Records

In order to maintain confidentiality, details of consultations and hospital or laboratory reports will only be given to the patient involved or to parents or guardians of children.

No information can be given to any other person without the patient’s written consent. Forms are available at reception should patients wish to authorise someone else access to their medical information.

Access to Medical Records

Under the Data Protection Act (1988), patients may request a copy of this data. Details on how to request access is displayed in the waiting area and the reception staff have an information leaflet available. An Access to Records application form must be completed and a fee is payable. It is not possible to grant access immediately.