Fearnhead Cross Medical Practice, 25 Fearnhead Cross, Warrington, WA2 0HD
Telephone: 01925 847000
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Longford Street Surgery, Longford Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7QZ | Telephone: 01925 255600
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No patient information will be disclosed to a third party unless the Practice has the written consent to release it from the individual concerned.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 all manual and computerised health records about living people are accessible. Patients may apply for access to their own records or parents may apply for access to their childs records if this is in the childs best interest and not contrary to a competent childs wishes.
People appointed by a court to manage the affairs of mentally incapacitated adults may have access to information necessary to fulfil their function. We will need to see evidence of this.
If copies of medical information are requested or is required, a fee may be applicable and it can take over 2 weeks to be completed. If a patient wishes to access their medical records, a request must be forwarded in writing to the surgery.
Your Doctor and other health professionals caring for you keep records about your health and any treatment that you receive from the NHS. They may be written down(manual records) or held on computer. The records include:
Your records are used to guide professionals in the care that you receive to ensure that:
Your information may also be used to help us:
Some of this information is held centrally but where it is used for statistical purposes stringent measures are taken to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified. Where it is not possible to use anonymised information, personally identifiable information may be used for essential NHS purposes. These may include auditing services. This will only be done with your consent unless the law requires information be passed on to improve public health
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
The Data Protection Act 1998, which came into force on 1st March 2000, allows you to find out what information about you is held on computer and in certain manual records. If you want to see them, you should make your request in writing to the practice. We shall contact you when your records are ready to view. You are entitled to receive a copy but please note that a charge is made for photocopying. You should also be aware that in certain circumstances your right to see some details in your health records might be limited in your own interest or for other reasons.
You can also view your medical records online, if you wish to register for GP online services and have access to your medical records please speak to a member of the team.
If you would like to know more about how information is used or if you do not wish to have your information used in any of the ways described on this page please speak to the health care professional concerned with your care.