Your medical records are held in strictest confidence. Information is not passed on without your consent, unless it is within the confines of the NHS, by legal requirement, or is in the public interest i.e. if the patient or others are at risk of death or serious harm.
The practice is computerised and registered under the Data Protection Act 2000. If you wish to access your medical record you should contact the Practice Manager or Senior Reception staff. They will explain the procedure and also advise on any fees which may be charged. It is a practice and legal requirement that all staff maintain confidentiality of patients’ records.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
This Act became operational on 1st January 2005. Under the provisions of this Act any member of the public may request information from GP surgeries (as well as other public sector organisations). You can make a request for information in writing to The Practice Manager, at The Friary Surgery, Dobbin Lane, Armagh BT61 7QG.
Information may be provided free of charge. However, if there are administrative costs such as photocopying and laser printing, there will be a nominal charge.
GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European legislation which intends to strengthen and unify data protection within the EU. It is enforceable from 25th May 2018. Please see below - how we store and use your data
The Friary Surgery Privacy Notice