Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005. The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.
FOI replaced the Open Government Code of Practice, which has been in operation since 1994.
Data Protection Privacy Notice for Barton Family Practice Patients
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law on 24th May 2016. This is a single EU-wide regulation on the protection of confidential and sensitive information. It enters into force in the UK on the 25th May 2018, repealing the Data Protection Act (1998).
For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”), and the Data Protection Act 2018 (currently in Bill format before Parliament) the practice responsible for your personal data is Barton Family Practice.
This Notice describes how we collect, use and process your personal data, and how, in doing so, we comply with our legal obligations to you. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights.
Click on the links below to read our Practice Patient Privacy Notice in full, it lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you.
Barton Family Practice Patient Privacy Notice
Patient Leaflet GDPR General Data Protection Regulations
If you wish to speak to the receptionist, secretary, manager or clinic coordinator in confidence, there is a quiet area available away from the main reception. Please ask.
You have the right to know as much about your medical condition as you want to know. We will not discuss your case with anyone not directly involved in your health care unless you wish us to and have given your consent first.
Your health records are confidential between you and the health professionals you contact. From time to time we are asked for information from your health records from outside agencies such as Insurance companies, Benefits Agency, Law Courts or Solicitors. Your explicit consent would always be sort before information is released.