In addition to accessing the information identified in the Publication Scheme, you are entitled to request information about our Practice under the NHS Openness Code 1995.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognizes that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organized and run ,how much they cost and how decisions are made.
From 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act will oblige all General Practice to respond to requests about information that they hold and record in any format. The Act will create a right to access to that information. These rights are subject to some exemptions which have to be taken into consideration before deciding what information can be released.
New environmental information regulations may be introduced as early as 2003. These will enable similar access to environmental information as under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you by our practice. You can request to see your own medical record by writing to the Practice Manager at the surgery.