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Confidentiality

The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

We will respect patients’ confidentiality at all times. You will be treated with dignity; courtesy and respect, irrespective of your ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sex or sexuality or the nature of your health problem. We expect to be treated in the same way.

The practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. However, information about you will be shared with colleagues to provide further medical treatment to you, when we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases or if a court of law orders us to do so.

 

For further information concerning Confidentiality and your rights please visit the Health Rights Information Scotland

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the practice manager.

Information kindly provided by Health Rights Information Scotland

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