Confidentiality, Patient Rights & Access to Medical Records


Your paper and electronic notes are held securely at the practice. NHS staff involved in your care may be allowed access to your notes. All NHS staff are bound by a code of confidentiality. Anonymizied data may be released for public health or reseach purposes.


Access to Medical Records

Under the Data Protection Act 1984, you have the right to see your medical records. For further details and any charges please contact the surgery. You will need to give us a written request. (Forms are available at the reception)

Confidentiality, Patient Rights & Access to Medical Records


Patient Rights & Responsibilities

You have the right to:

  • Register and receive treatment regardless of your age, sex or sexuality, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, disability or nature of your health problems as long as you reside within the practice boundaries and qualify for NHS treatment.
  • Consult with a GP within 24 hours for urgent medical problems
  • Have your treatment explained to you
  • Confidentiality
  • Receive information on health services
  • Gain access to an interpreter
  • The right to see a GP or Nurse of your choice subject to their availability

You are responsible for:

  • Making and keeping appointments
  • Behaving in an acceptable manner
  • Keeping young children in your care under constant supervision