James Street Group Practice

Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible advice and care. This information is only available to those involved in your care and you should never be asked for personal medical information by anyone not involved in your care.

Children under the age of 16 years have the same right to confidentiality as adults. However, this duty of confidentiality is not absolute. Where a GP within the practice believes that there is a risk to the health, safety or welfare of a young person or others which is serious as to outweigh the young person’s right to privacy, they will follow locally agreed child protection procedures.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 2nd April, 2020