All information held at the practice is confidential from the most sensitive diagnosis, to having visited the surgery or even being registered at the practice. The duty of confidentiality owed to a person under 16 is as great as the duty to any other person.
The doctors and all staff have access to patient information and patients are protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 and Caldicott regulations to ensure absolute confidentiality. This practice is fully computerised and passwords are used to ensure confidentiality. We are not a training practice.
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The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.
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