Confidentiality and Data Protection

The Doctors, Nurses and other staff at the Surgery have a duty not to disclose information about a Patient without their consent, except in the most exceptional circumstances; for example, if the health, safety or welfare of the Patient, or others, is at risk. We treat all information about Patients as confidential and adopt this policy whatever the age of the Patient. We keep information about you on paper and on the computer system, under the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.