During your consultation

Each Consultant Specialist in the hospital has a team of Doctors. They will be responsible for your treatment under his or her supervision and you will be seen by a member of this team, but not necessarily by the Consultant.

As well as seeing the Doctor, you may need to visit other parts of the hospital for tests such as X-rays or blood tests. Directions will be given as necessary but they might not always be carried out on the same day, as you may need special preparation. 

Information about your treatment is strictly confidential

The team of health professionals that care for you keep records about your health and the care you receive from the NHS. These records are important in helping to make sure that you receive the best possible care from us.

Information might be also be used to plan NHS services, help with the teaching and training of health professionals and health research.

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain patient confidentiality.

 

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