We ask you for your personal information so that you can receive appropriate medical care and treatment. This information is recorded on computer and we are registered with ICO under the Data Protection Act. The practice is committed to ensuring that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team and in order to provide specialist care/referrals etc. it is sometimes necessary to share your medical information between members of the team(s) such as district nurses and hospital services.