How we use your medical records

Important information for patients

•           This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.

•           We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.

•           In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.

•           We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.

•           You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.

•           You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.

•           You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.

•           You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.

•           For this information ask at reception for a leaflet

Our Data Protection Officer:
Liane Cotterill, Senior Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer
North of England Commissioning Support, Teesdale House, Westpoint Road, Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees, TS17 6BL
Tel: 01642 745042  Mob: 07796278381 Email: [email protected]