We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of patient information and comply with the National Privacy Principles contained within the Privacy Act 1988 and the amendments made by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2002; a copy of our policy is available for inspection at the reception desk.
When you attend this practice we carry out what we consider to be a normal community standard of medical care; this usually involves collecting personal details and medical history, conducting a physical examination, and recording findings of results through text, photographs or video, so that it can provide medical treatment and advice. Test results and further information may need to be collected and kept in the medical record.
We collect information directly from patients to the greatest extent possible. On occasions it may be necessary to collect information from other health professionals who have treated you in the past.
Our practice requires all our staff to treat your information confidently and to be discreet. It may be necessary to transfer patient information to your nominated local GP, or to a treating hospital, or to another specialist for a referral, or for pathology tests and x-rays, to assist with your medical treatment.
Please notify the staff or your treating Doctor if you have specific restrictions regarding this practice.