Only members of the Practice Team have access to Medical Records without patient consent. Any other parties requesting access to Medical Records can only do so with signed consent from the patient. A list of the practice team is available from reception, all of whom have signed a confidentiality contract.
The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
- The Practice may conduct Medicines Management Reviews of medications prescribed to its patients. This service performs a review of prescribed medications to ensure patients receive the most appropriate, up to date and cost effective treatments. This service is may be provided by directly by the practice or by members of Sheffield CCG Medicines Management Team.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
Freedom of Information
The ICO has further information about the Freedom of Information Act at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/official-information/.