Prescribing Incident

The practice has recently been advised of an incident whereby a person claiming to be working for GP surgeries in Morpeth was telephoning patients advising they were carrying out a survey.  This person enquired about the patients medical conditions and then went on to say they could prescribe a high strength cod liver oil tablet at the cost of 29.99.
Can the practice assure patients that we do not share your medical records or prescribing details with 3rd parties and would never ask anyone to contact patients on behalf of the practice.  Although this is alarming, we believe such incidents are generally rare.  We would however like to encourage patients that if they do get any such calls, to advise the practice and we will report to NHS Counter Fraud.