Should the need arise, patients’ medical records may be shared with other professionals involved in patient care.
Sharing of medical information will be under the following guidelines as published in the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2001.
The processing is necessary for medical purposes and is undertaken by:
a) a health professional; or
b) a person who in the circumstances owes a duty of confidentiality which is the equivalent to that which would arise if that person were a health professional
“Medical purposes” includes the purposes of preventative medicine, medical diagnosis, medical research, the protection of vulnerable individuals, the provision of care and treatment, the management of healthcare services and as other Legislation requires.
Medical records may be accessed upon request in accordance with Guernsey Data Protection Legislation. You may view the original records at the Practice with a member of staff (or your Doctor if you have medically related questions).
If you believe that your medical records contain incorrect information, please do not hesitate to discuss this at the earliest opportunity with your Doctor or a member of the Practice management team who will be happy to correct any factual errors.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact a member of the management team or your Doctor.