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.

This practice is working with other in North East Essex to deliver Extender Opening Hours/Minor Illness Hub; in order to deliver this service you may be offered an appointment at a neighbouring practice: East Lynne, Old Road, North Road, Frinton Road, Epping Close, Green Elms. In order for the clinician seeing you at that appointment to effectively treat you they will need access to your full medical records, you will be asked for your permission at the time of booking your appointment.