Sharing Your Information


We only pass on information about you if there is a genuine need. Whenever we can, we remove details that identify you. The sharing of some types of very sensitive information is strictly controlled by law. For example, statutory restrictions allow disclosure only to individuals involved with the prevention and treatment of certain specific conditions such as HIV/AIDS.

Everyone working for and with the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.

Your relatives, friends or carers can be kept up-to-date with your progress but only with your agreement. This means that we will not share information, even as simple as whether you have an appointment with the surgery, unless we have had your prior permission.