The Group Surgery collects a great deal of data on behalf of our patients, this data is essential to providing safe and effective care.
As a healthcare provider the practice understands the importance of:
- Maintaining accurate data on our patients
Storing this data securely both in terms of preserving the data and protecting it from inappropriate disclosure.
- Confidentiality and consent are core values in the healthcare system and these principles have governed the control of data within our organization.
- Patients being able to access their data on request and data is only withheld in very exceptional circumstances where the sharing of data might be deemed very harmful to the individual or where the sharing of data might impinge on the rights of a third party. If there is doubt about this the practice partners would seek independent legal advice.