The practice complies with the Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
To enable provision of further medical treatment for you e.g by district nurses and hospital services.
The Freedom of Information Act aims to increase openness and accountability for information held by public authorities. At Rusthall Medical Centre we are obliged to help anyone who proposes to make a request for information. We will handle written requests within 20 days. There may be a charge for this request. There will be a maximum limit on fees to patients. To help you access other services e.g reports for insurance companies or solicitors. This will need your written consent and you have the right to see any report before it is forwarded to a third party. When we have a duty to others e.g with child protection issues.
Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Department of Health and the government to plan services. If you do not wish information about you to be used in this way please let us know.