Duke Street Surgery

4 Duke Street Barrow In Furness Cumbria, LA14 1LF

Confidentiality

The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
• To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
• To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
• When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases
• Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Your notes
If you wish to see your notes or referral letters please talk to the Practice Manager. Requests for access to any information we hold will be addressed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. Should you require copies of your medical records a charge will be made in accordance with national guidelines.