Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to your doctor. Any conversation or information will always be treated in the strictest confidence.
During their work, staff may need to access patient information as part of their job. All attached staff are bound by a code of confidentiality, and no identifiable information about a patient is passed to anyone or any agency without the express permission of that patient, except when this is essential for providing care or necessary to protect somebody's health, safety or wellbeing.
The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is as great as that owed to any other person.
Freedom Of Information – Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely make available. This scheme is available from reception.