Collection of personal information
As a patient of our medical practice we collect relevant and necessary information such as contact information, personal details, health information and medical history of your child, so that we may properly assess, diagnose, treat and be proactive in your child’s health care needs, as well as for the management of our Practice, such as for billing purposes and reminders regarding your child’s health care and management.
The information collected as part of the medical consultation will be contained in the medical records and used only to assist in the comprehensive assessment and management of your child. You may gain access to your child’s information on request. This information may be stored on our computer medical records system, recorded and/or hand written. If at any stage you wish to revoke your consent for recording consultatitions, please do so in writing to the Practice Manager.
Wherever practicable we will only collect information from you personally, occasionally we may collect information from other sources such as other health care providers, medical practices or hospitals. Information may be collected by medical or non-medical staff of our practice, in written or verbal format.
We endeavour to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, up to date and relevant. We request that you advise if any of the information we hold about you or your child is incorrect or out of date.
We require your consent to collect personal information about you and your child and to use the information you provide in the following ways:
Disclosure to others involved in your child’s care including treating doctors, specialists outside this medical practice or the child’s school. This may occur through referral to other doctors, or for medical tests and in the reports or results returned to us following referrals.
Disclosure to other doctors in the practice, locums etc. attached to the practice for the purpose of patient care and teaching.
For research and quality assurance activities to improve individual and community health care and practice management.
To comply with any legislative or regulatory requirements eg. notifiable diseases.
You can decline to have your child’s health information used in all or some of the ways outlined above but this may influence our ability to manage your health care to provide the best outcome for your child.