Patient Information/Data Protection & Research

We ask you for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, because it may be needed to see you again.

We may use some of the information for other reasons, to help us to protect the public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

Research studies normally require anonymous information from patient’s notes. You cannot be identified from this information.

If anything to do with research would involve you personally, you will be contacted to see if you are willing to take part; you will not be identified in any published results without your agreement. You have a right of access to your health records. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, you can speak to the practice manager.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.

More Information

Please view the three documents below: