Confidential patient data will be shared within the practice health care team and with other health care professionals to whom you are referred for care. Your data may be used by those clinical teams providing your care, and for the essential purpose of clinical audit.
Confidential patient data may also be required for the broader purposes of public health and audit, research, the provision of health care services, teaching and training. Data disclosed will be kept anonymised before disclosure.
Confidential and identifiable patient information will not be disclosed otherwise without explicit consent, unless;
- It is a matter of life and death or serious harm to you or to another individual.
- It is overwhelmingly in the public interest to do so.
- There is a legal obligation to do so.