Confidentiality and medical records
If you would like to speak to a member of our team in privacy, please ask at Reception and we will gladly take you to a private room so you can discuss your needs in private without the risk of being overheard.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN COLLECTING ANYTHING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON, YOU MUST ALWAYS BRING IN YOUR THIRD PARTY AUTHORISATION FORM AND A FORM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC I.D. WE ARE NOT BEING OBSTRUCTIVE WHEN ASKING FOR THIS, IT IS TO PROTECT OUR PATIENTS CONFIDENTIALITY. WE DO HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND.
The practice complies with the Isle of Man Data Protection Act 2002 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.
This is the new General Data Protection Regulations that comes into effect on Friday 25th May 2018. It replaces the previous Data Protection Act and gives you as the Data Subject far more control over the use and retention of your data.
You will be asked for your consent before information is shared with third party health professionals, ie District Nursing or Podiatry.
If you would like anyone other than yourself to collect your prescriptions, sick notes, test results, letters etc you will need to complete a consent form, again uploaded, and return it to the Practice. We will not hand over any patient identifying information to a third party unless we have this consent.
We make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.
However, we are aware that things can sometimes go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.
To pursue a complaint please contact the practice manager who will deal with your concerns appropriately.
You are also entitled to direct any complaints regarding Ramsey Group Practice to Family Practitioner Services, please call 642613 for further details.
The practice does not discriminate on the following grounds: race, gender, age, social class, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.