General Consent form

As a patient of our medical practice, we require you to provide us with your personal details and a full medical history, so that we may properly assess, diagnose, treat and be proactive in your health care needs.

We aim to protect the privacy and 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 require your consent to collect personal information about you and to use the information you provide in the following ways.

Please read this consent form carefully, and consent where indicated below

  • Administrative purposes in running our medical practice.
  • Email and SMS are used to notify you about appointment reminders, recalls, results and notifications regarding the practice, for example closure dates and times or special clinics.
  • Billing purposes, including compliance with Medicare.
  • Disclosure to others involved in your healthcare including treating doctors and specialists outside this medical practice. This may occur though 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 e.g. notifiable diseases.
  • For reminder letters which may be sent to you regarding your health care and management. You can decline to have your health information used in all or some of the ways outlined above but it may influence our ability to manage your health care to provide the best outcome for you.
Please read the questions below and check the applicable boxes:

I have read the information above and understand the reasons why my information must be collected.
I understand that I am not obliged to provide any information requested of me, but failure to do so may compromise the quality of health care and treatment given to me.
I am aware of my rights to access the information collected about me, except in some circumstances where access may be legitimately withheld. I will be given an explanation in these circumstances.
I consent to the handling of my information by the practice for the purpose set out above, subject to any limitations on access or disclosure of which I notify this practice.
I understand that if my information is to be used for any other purpose other than set out above, my further consent will be obtained.
I consent to the handling of my information by the practice for the purpose set out above, subject to any limitations on access or disclosure of which I notify this practice.
I consent to appointment reminders being sent to me via email, or SMS to my mobile phone.
I consent to receiving reminders for relevant procedures and reviews via telephone, mail, email, SMS.
I consent to receiving results via email and am aware that this is not done through a secure network.
From time to time, we update you about opening times, holidays and other practice information. Indicate if you happy to receive this information via email.
I am aware that this practice may charge a cancellation fee for non-attendance at an appointment.
I am aware that this practice provides some online services through Health Engine Online, who maintain a secure network for the transmission of medical information & requests. Fees apply for online services.
I am aware that my practitioner may decline such a request and if so a full refund will be given.
I am aware that this practice does NOT bulk bill and that accounts are to be paid in full on the day of consultation. On most occasions, an instant rebate from Medicare / Private Health can be provided.
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