Patient confidentiality

All staff are bound by our practice confidentiality statement which dictates that patient confidentiality must be maintained at all times. As such information cannot be shared with anyone other than the patient unless authorised by the patient. If a patient has not given us permission to give a person information regarding their care our reception staff will be unable to speak with you regarding this matter.

The medical practice collects information about all its patients  in order to give the best possible care and most appropriate treatment. This information is held in confidence. At times we may pass information to other people such as hospitals, social services or local health authorities. Unless absolutely essential any identifying information will be removed before we do so. We will not pass your details on, without your consent, to a third party unless required by law. This is only in exceptional circumstances.

All data held electronically is bound by the Data protection Act 1998.

The practice has an elected Caldicott Guardian; a person in a senior position responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient and service user information. The Caldicott Guardian for Keyworth Medical Practice is Dr Hamilton .