Confidentiality & Medical Records

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases 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 a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Practice Fees 

  • Brief GP Letters or simple form – minimum £40.00- £80.00
  • Medicals and Reports for Insurance purposes/solicitors letters – Variable between £100.00 – £150.00 plus, depending on the type of medical and size of record
  • Holiday cancellation – £104.00
  • Confirmation medical fitness – £60.00
  • Private Sick -note – £40.00
  • RTA Letter – £21.30
  • Taxi medical – Private GP
  • HGV medical – Private GP
  • Adoption/foster – £80.00
  • Camp America – £60.00
  • Overseas Visitors outside of reciprocal agreement please refer to Alex/private GP
  • Subject access request – no initial charge, however repeated requests will incur a fee
  • Ofsted £85.00
  • Disability online or £40.00

This list is not exhaustive. Jan 24

If you would like to request any records please use the attachment below