Access To Medical Records
If you require copies of records we are entitled to charge you a fee. Your records are the property of the Department of Health, and may not leave the premises. Your records are strictly confidential and only staff directly dealing with your care will have sight of them, and then only that which is necessary in order for their duties to be performed. The surgery takes the concept of confidentiality seriously and will not disclose any medical information to anyone, including spouses or other family members, without your clear, usually written, consent. Exceptions to this would be if a court order is obtained requiring the release of information, or if it is perceived that disclosure of information will prevent harm to others. These circumstances are extremely rare.