Confidentiality

Patients and service users trust us to respect their confidential information at all times.  Staff have a duty to treat personal information with confidentiality.  In the NHS, this duty is set out in the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice

 

We conform to the Data Protection Act. Any information we hold about you will not be disclosed to any other person outside the NHS, without your consent. Please collect a ‘How we use your Health Records’ from the practice which explains

  • Why the NHS collects information about you and how it is used
  • Who we may share information with
  • Your right to see your health records and how we keep your records confidential

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information and making sure it is used properly.  The Caldicott Guardian for Northern Moor Medical Practice is Dr Nicola Forbes & her deputy is Mrs Christine Connolly