Data protection

In providing healthcare to you the Practice will collect information about your health. This information is treated confidentially and is only available to those staff that need to know to deliver your care. The Practice and other NHS bodies may use this information to review how well services are delivered and to improve the care we offer. All of this is done in a way that protects your identity. Information about your health may be used to update National Data Collections about illness and healthcare in Scotland. Again, this would be done in a way that protects your personal details.

If you have any concerns about how information about your health is used within the Practice please discuss these with your GP or the Practice Manager. The Access to Health Records Act 2000 gives people the right to see all information kept about them by any organisation and Patients are now able to view their health records from birth. Any such requests should be made in writing to your GP and charges may be made for photocopies up to a maximum of £50.