Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. The practice is a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered with the Protection Commissioner who ensures that information is kept legally and fairly. Information about you may need to be shared with other people, eg registration details with the Business Service Centre in Swansea or Cardiff. In some instances the law requires us to pass on information eg to notify a birth. All persons receiving information from us will also have a legal responsibility to keep your information confidential.
Click here to download the information leaflet "Your information,Your rights, What you need to know" which explains why NHS Wales collects information about you and how this may be used.