Your medical records are held in the strictest confidence. Information is not passed on without your consent, unless it is within the confines of the NHS, or by legal requirement, or it is in the public interest. The Practice is computerised and registered under the Data Protection Act 1998. It is a practice and legal requirement that all staff maintain confidentiality of patients records.
The HPSSNI introduced the ECRS in April 2011. This means that unless a form has been sent to the practice with holding access, A&E Depts. hospital pharmacy depts and the Out of Hours service can access patient records to obtain the following information: Name, Address, DoB. current medication and known allergies.