Doctors in Wooler - Cheviot Medical Group - GP services

www.cheviotmedicalgroup.co.uk 25th September 2018

Confidentiality

Medical Records

The implementation of data protection legislation in early 2000 changed patients' statutory rights of access to their health records. All manual and computerised health records about living people are accessible under the Data Protection Act 1998. Patients can request access through to their own written and computer records if requested, although the records may not be removed from the practice premises.

If copies or a computer printout are required, a charge is made to cover costs incurred. Access to medical records for people outside the health care team (or who are involved in the patient's care) is only given with the patient's express written permission.

Confidentiality, Computer and Test Results

All patient records on file or computer are confidential. In order to maintain confidentiality, laboratory results and x-ray results will only be given to patients themselves or to parents of minors if appropriate.


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