At the practice we take patient confidentiality very seriously and endeavour to preserve your confidentiality on all occasions. The above form covers a number of areas that you may wish to complete as follows:
Access to Your Records
There are times when you may decide to give authorisation to another person (eg a family member, carer etc) to access your medical records and, in order to allow this access we need to have your written consent on record. Please note that once authorisation for another person to access your records is given, the individual will be able to see the whole of your medical records.
There are also times when we may need to contact you by telephone and it would be helpful if we were able to leave a message on your home answer machine, mobile phone voicemail or with a member of your household. In order for us to do this we may need your written consent. If you wish us to be able to leave messages for you, please complete the statements in the above consent form by signing to give consent for each specific option and returning the completed form to the surgery.
We are also now able to text patients. If you would like to be set up for SMS messaging, please complete the consent section of the above form and return the completed form to the surgery.
We also recognise that there are times when you may wish for a named person to be given your test results. In order for us to do this, please complete the relevant statement on the above form and return the completed form to the surgery.