COMPUTERISATION & RECORDS
Salisbury Medical Practice is registered under the Data Protection Act and patient confidentiality is our prime concern.
Sometimes, representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS England will be required to look at a patients' medical records for routine audit purposes. If you do not wish your notes to be used in this way, please inform us at the front desk and your notes will be annotated accordingly.
Insurance companies and solicitors will ask for access to your medical records in certain circumstances such as mortgage applications and accidents. We will only release this information if we have your signed authority to do so. Equally, we will only release prescriptions, letters or any other information to relatives, neighbours or friends if you have provided written consent to the practice first.
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to obtain a copy or have sight of the information that is held about you. This is known as a subject access request. Please check the charge for this with the receptionist.
Freedom of Information (FOI)
The practice complies with Information Commissioner's Office stipulations. Before requesting information, patients are asked to consult the ICO's website and consider whether this information is already or more easily available elsewhere.