Data Protection Act

Data Protection Act

We ask you for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This   information is held in your medical records and recorded on our computer system. Patients need to understand and accept that information must be shared within the health care team in order to provide their care. This information is protected under the 1998 Data Protection Act to which Carnarvon Medical Centre is registered.

Confidentiality and your Data


The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others

in the following circumstances:

To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.

To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.

When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.