Ashburton Surgery

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Your Information & Confidentiality

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    Sharing Your Information with Other People

    Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to keep your information confidential and anyone receiving information from us is bound by the same legal duty.  Clinicians and staff working at Ashburton Surgery have use of shared records, but only access them when necessary to provide you with care or assistance.  We may share information about you with organisations involved in your healthcare with a genuine need for that information, e.g., hospital referrals.

    The sharing of some information is strictly controlled by law.  Unless there are circumstances when the safety of others is at risk, we will not disclose information about you without your express permission.  This includes the disclosure of information to relatives, carers and friends.  Sometimes the law requires us to report information to the appropriate authorities, e.g., the notification of a birth or in the interests of public safety.

    We aim to ensure that any records held are accurate, secure, and only accessed on a strictly need-to-know basis.

    Data Protection Act (1998)

    The Data Protection Act gives you the general right to see or have a copy of the information in your health record.  If you wish to see your records you should make a written request to the Practice Manager.  We are obliged to let you see the information and to explain any part you don’t understand.  If you wish to have a copy, there will be a charge for administration.

    If your doctor feels that seeing your records might put you or someone else at risk, you will only be shown part of your records or your request may be declined.


    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe and the rights that you have in relation to your own data.