Identifiable information about you may be shared with others with your prior written consent. This includes friends and family, other healthcare providers and social services if you require any further treatment or services. This is also true if we are asked to provide information about you, for example, a medical report for insurance or mortgage purposes. In all circumstances we will only share appropriate and necessary information.
Sometimes the law requires us to pass on information e.g. to notify a birth or when we encounter infectious diseases that may endanger the safety of others. 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 away, please let us know.
In light of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Department of Health and Social Care has required practices to comply with additional data processing. More information can be seen here.