All patient records are treated with the strictest confidentiality by all staff, both clinical and administrative. We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are also required to provide the PCT with health information about our practice population. In these instances we only supply non-patient identifiable data. We may be approached to provide data to medical trial or research companies. Again, no data will be released that can identify a patient unless we have your specific consent. You have the right to ask for your data not to be disclosed.