OUR POLICIES

PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION COLLECTION

Read about why and how we collect your personal information here.

PRIVACY POLICY

We take your privacy very seriously, please read our Privacy Policy here.

PATIENT CODE OF CONDUCT

We have a Zero tolerance policy. Please read our Patient Code of Conduct here.

TELEPHONE CALLS/ELECTRONIC ACCESS

We endeavour to maximize communication in an optimal way. We try not to interupt the doctors during consultations from a time and privacy perspective. Should you telephone with an emergency or clinical problem, our triage protocol will put your phone call through to an appropriate nurse/doctor as soon as possible. If the matter is non urgent, reception staff will leave a message for the doctor to respond and the receptionist will attempt to ring you back before the end of the day. If this is not convenient for you, please inform our practice staff. A copy of our policy for returning or accepting a call is available at reception.

Our practice uses encrypted software to send and recieve clinical information and does not support or allow the use of insecure correspondence. We discourage patients from communicating through general email to send or receive personal information for security reasons.

MANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is a policy of this practice to maintain security of your personal health information at all times and to ensure this information is only available to authorised personnel to abide with National Privacy Principals. A copy of our privacy policy and collection statement is displayed on our website above, in the waiting room and a copy is available at reception. Patients at our practice have the right to access their personal health information under the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

All Australians have a ‘My Health Record’ unless you choose to’opt-out’. The record contains a summary of your key health information. The information can be viewed securely online from any health facility with the apropriate software at anytime throughout Australia. Healthcare providers are able to access this information to provide continuing medical care without you having to remember your personal clinical information. Consent to upload current clinical information is required.

We may use information held by the Clinic to assist in improving the quality of care we give to all our patients by way of clinical audits, research projects and patient surveys, however this information will NOT include data that can identify you.