Dunsville Medical Centre


Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.

The Practice will share the full patient record to Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) clinicians for direct care purposes and demographic details to allow direct appointment booking.

This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Practice Manager.

Freedom of information

The practice has adopted and maintains a publication scheme, which is approved by the Information Commissioner.  Information about the General Practitioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public.

Summary care record

Your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have had.

Giving healthcare staff access to this information can prevent mistakes being made when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.

Your Summary Care Record will also include your name, address, date of birth and your unique NHS Number to help identify you correctly.

You may want to add other details about your care to your Summary Care Record. This will only happen if you ask for the information to be included. You should discuss your wishes with the healthcare staff treating you.

You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record. You can complete and returning an opt-out form or opt-out online

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 4th February, 2020