Privacy In Our Medical Practice
We value the doctor-patient relationship. Patient privacy is vital to such a relationship. The Privacy Act 1988 and its recent amendments formalize the already existing and acknowledged privacy obligations of our practice.
To provide you with quality, ongoing health care, this practice will need to collect information about you. This will include your personal, medical and family health information. Your attendance at this practice together with this information is taken as consent to the collection of this information.
The doctors in this practice are members of various medical and professional bodies including medical defense organizations. These organizations provide valuable services to their members. They require their members to provide information in relation to their medical practice, which may include patient information.
Patients who wish to look at their information held by this practice or who have other queries about privacy of information are welcome to discuss these matters with their treating doctors.