Barton Surgery

Access to medical records

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager Michelle Jones for further information on 01626 888877.

If you require further information about our compliance with these Acts or access to your medical records, then please ask your doctor or speak to the Practice Manager.  Our named Data Controller is Dawlish Medical Group and enquiries can be made during office hours on 01626 888877, verbally in person, in writing or by email to

For security reasons, the practice has three CCTV cameras in operation.  Video monitoring for security purposes will be conducted in a professional, ethical, and legal manner.  If you require further information please ask at Reception.

Copies of letters

Patients have the right to receive copies of letters written about them by one professional to another and is seen as an improvement in communication between patients and health care professionals and also an improvement in the patients’ ability to understand and make choices about their own care and treatment. If you would like a copy of a letter written about you, please ask.

Date published: 10th October, 2014
Date last updated: 26th June, 2024