Patient Confidentiality

Blue_Locked_FolderConfidential patient data will be shared within the practice health care team and with other health professionals to whom you are referred for care. Your anonymised data may be used by those clinical teams providing your care 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 to the minimum required.

Confidential and identifiable patient information will not be disclosed otherwise without explicit consent, unless: 

  1. it is a matter of life and death or serious harm to you or another individual 
  2. it is overwhelmingly in the public interest to do so 
  3. there is a legal obligation to do so.

In all these circumstances the minimum identifiable information that is essential to serve the purpose may be revealed to someone with a legal entitlement to access the data for that purpose.

All individuals with access to your data have a professional and/or contractual duty of confidentiality.

Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

If you are concerned about any of the ways your confidential data may be used further information is available from the Practice Manager.You are entitled to register an objection, which will be respected if this is possible.


The Hampshire Health Record is an electronic summary record for people living in Hampshire.  The record includes information from GP surgeries, hospitals, social care and community care teams.  This record helps health care professionals provide you with the best posssible care.

Our practice does submit patient summary information to the Hampshire Health Record.

If you are happy for your information to be stored on the Hampshire Health Record you do not need to do anything. 

Please note that if you are not happy for your information to be submitted to the Hampshire Health Record please inform the practice and you will be asked to provide a signed form confirming that you don't want your information submitted.

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