It is very important to ensure that your Urological problems are managed in a professional and confidential manner.
Urological surgeons frequently deal with medical problems that may be sensitive or embarrassing. We respect your privacy, and this includes the privacy of your confidential medical information.
We will need to collect and store personal and medical information about you as part of your medical care.
- All personal information about you remains confidential and will be stored securely
- We use Argus encrypted email when communicating with third parties to protect your privacy
- We do not use unencrypted email or cloud storage systems for confidential patient information due to privacy concerns
We will need to share your confidential personal and medical information with your GP and other third parties who are directly involved in your medical care. We communicate by letter, fax or Argus encrypted email with your referring General Practitioner, other Specialists and Health care professionals, Hospitals and Health Services.
We are required by legislation to notify Government bodies (eg the Cancer Council) of specific clinical information. We may also share your deidentified information with other organisations for clinical audit or research (eg Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality, The Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry).
We are bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. These principles set the standards by which we handle your personal information.