All consultations between a clinician and a patient are confidential.
We ask you for information so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if we see you again. We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us protect the health of the public generally and to see that the NHS runs efficiently, plans for the future, trains its staff, pays its bills and can account for its actions. Information may also be needed to help educate tomorrow’s clinical staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone. Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information, for example, to notify a birth. The NHS central register for England and Wales contains basic personal details of all patients registered with a general practitioner. The register does not contain any clinical information.
You have the right to access your health records.