How We Use Your Medical Records
Important Information for Patients
- This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality
- We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment
- In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research; for example to find out more about why people get ill
- We share information when the law requires us to do so; for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe
- You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record
- You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care
- You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services
- You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office
Dr Sarwar Khan, Data Protection Officer
How to access your medical records?
- Going online - If you have registered for online access or have downloaded the app, you will have access to your medical records. Take advantage of this facility and register online if you have not yet registered. Call or come to the reception to get help with registration.
- Alternatively, fill in the records access form available at reception and one of the staff members will get in touch to arrange the date and time for viewing the records. Please bring photo ID for verification.