Peel House Medical Practice

01254 282282

Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the secretaries.

The Practice ensures that your patient confidentiality is maintained during your consultations with all health professionals.

Circumstances whereby your confidentiality may be unable to be maintained are if:

  • You share information whereby you or another person is at risk of / or is experiencing harm or abuse
  • You share information whereby a crime has been / or is going to be committed

This is a legal obligation for all health professionals and is a requirement of their safeguarding responsibilities.

If you have any queries please discuss directly with your health professional.

For more information about safeguarding go to our safeguarding page and download the Practice Patient Information Leaflet