We aim to protect your privacy and we have secure storage of your health information. You can request a copy of our privacy policy, which includes information about the collection, use and disclosure of your health information. We use the information we collect in the following ways:

Administrative purposes in running our medical practice.

Billing purposes, including compliance with Medicare and Health Insurance Commission requirements.

Disclosure to others involved in your healthcare including treating doctors and specialists outside this medical practice. 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. Usually information that does not identify you is used but should information that will identify you be required you will be informed and given the opportunity to “opt out” of any involvement.

To comply with any legislative or regulatory requirements eg notifiable diseases.