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Confidentiality

Patient Confidentiality

All doctors and members of staff operate a strict policy of patient confidentiality. You should therefore feel comfortable in disclosing any information you think is important in the knowledge that all information is protected and will not be released to anyone without your consent.

The principles of confidentiality apply equally to all patients regardless of age. Young people are entitled to equal confidentiality as all other patients. This includes respecting their wishes to withhold information from parents or guardians. The GP involved will determine the competency of a young person seeking treatment and will determine the extent to which confidentiality guidelines apply in each case.

Non-Discrimination Policy

We are committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, creed, sexual orientation, age, colour or race. If you have a particular need or concern we would welcome you making us aware of it.

Freedom of Information Act

The Practice is registered under the Freedom of Information Act. For further information please visit the Freedom of Information website.  If you would like to see the practice's publication document please click on the link below -

Haltwhistle Medical Group freedom of information publication scheme

 

Useful websites

 

https://www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-information-request

 

All  requests for information under the Act must be received in writing to the practice including the name of the applicant, an address for correspondence, and a description of the information requested.

 

Any requests will be acted on with 20 days of receiving the request.



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