Doctors and their staff are bound by the need to maintain confidentiality of any clinical information regarding their patients. This means that they are unable to give out any information to anyone other than the patient. This includes the results of tests. Please respect this code when enquiring about relatives.

Please note that referral letters to other health professionals may routinely include a history of the current complaint, a summary of important past medical history and medications. A copy of your own referral letter may be obtained on request from the surgery.