Your Personal Health Information
We store this information on paper and on computer. We sometimes have to disclose some of your personal health information to other organisations involved in your care. Our use of your personal health information is covered by a duty of confidentiality and is regulated by the Data Protection Act. This Act gives you a number of rights in relation to how your personal information is used, including a right to access the information we hold about you.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and adhere to a Code of Practice on protecting patient confidentiality.
If you have any queries or concerns on how we use your personal health information, or would like to access your information, please contact our Practice Manager.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives the public a right of access to all types of recorded information by the public authorities, including the Health Service. We are obliged to respond to requests for information and provide that information, subject to particular conditions and exemptions set out in the Act. The Practice has adopted the British Medical Association Model Publication Scheme to meet the requirements of the Scottish legislation. For all enquiries relating to Practice information contained in this scheme please contact the Practice Manager in writing.