PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
Your medical records are a history of your consultations, illness, investigations, prescriptions and other treatments. The doctor-patient relationship sits at the heart of good general practice and is based on mutual trust and confidence. At Quakers Lane Surgery we store most of our patients’ medical records on our practice computer system.
YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY
You have the right to keep your personal health information confidential between you and your doctor. This applies to everyone aged 16 years and over, and in certain cases to those under 16. The law does impose a few exceptions to this rule, but apart from those (listed in detail below) you have a right to know who has access to your medical record.
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HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT’S IN MY MEDICAL RECORDS?
We are required by law to allow you access to your computer and written medical records. If you wish to see your records, please contact our Practice Manager for further advice. All requests to view medical records must be made in writing to the surgery. We are allowed to charge a small fee to cover our administration and costs.
You can contact Jill Woodcock, the Practice Manager by calling the surgery on 01748 850440.