All patients’ records on file or on computer are totally confidential. Test results will only be given to the patient themselves. All computerised information is protected under the Data Protection Act (1998), to which we adhere.
Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide you with further medical treatment i.e. other healthcare providers.
- To help you get other services such as social services. Your consent will be required
- When we have a duty to others e.g. safeguarding children or vulnerable adults
Anonymised patient information will also be shared at a local and national level to help the relevant authorities plan services and look at health needs.