Patient confidentiality

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.

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.

For more information about how we use your information please see our Privacy Notice and How We Use Your Information leaflet.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.


The national data opt-out was introduced in May 2018 to coincide with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For further information, see the opt-out pages on the NHS Digital Website

Patients can find out more and set their opt-out choice here.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 14th February, 2020