Disclosure of information:
In order to provide proper and safe dental care, we may need to disclose personal information about you to:
- Your doctor
- Other health professionals caring for you
- Private dental schemes of which you are a member
Disclosure will take place on a 'need to know' basis, so that only those individuals / organisations who need to know in order to provide care to you will be given the information.
Only the information that the recipient needs to know will be disclosed.
In very limited circumstances or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have to be disclosed to a third party not connected with your health care. In all other situations, disclosure that is not covered by this Code of Practice will only occur when we have your specific consent. Where possible you will be informed of these requests for disclosure.
You have the right of access to the data that we hold about you and to receive a copy. Access may be obtained by making a request in writing and We will provide a copy of the record within 30 days of receipt of the request and and an explanation of your record should you require one.
If you do not agree
If you do not wish your personal data to be disclosed or used in the way described in the Code of Practice please discuss the matter with your dentist. You have the right to object but this may affect our ability to provide you with dental care.