The practice stores information on computer to prepare prescriptions, arrange appointments and recall data such as cervical smears etc.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 we are obliged to keep your data confidential. Test results will only be given to the patient, unless prior written authorisation has been given to disclose to a third party. Staff are required to treat your information in the strictest confidence. Failure to do so can result in dismissal.
Information Governance contains the set of standards that the NHS (White Rose Medical Practice) must follow to make sure that we carry out our duty to maintain full and accurate records of the care provided and keep those records confidential and secure.
We have a commitment to only use your records in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and wellbeing.
Patients have the right to view their medical records provided that they put this in writing. An appointment will then be made for the patient and the GP/ nurse practitioner to view the notes together. Patients can have a copy of their medical records but there is a charge for this.