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Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality

Practice Data Protection Notice

The Medical Centre processes personal identifiable information that relates to patients and is therefore required by law to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which protect your privacy and ensure that your personal information is processed fairly and lawfully.

Patient Data Protection Notice

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Confidentiality and Medical Records

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, for example from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services, for example from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others, for example 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, for example in 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.

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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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.

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Scottish Primary Care Information Resource

NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from your GP patient record.

The improved service is called Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE) and has been developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers plan for Scotland’s health and care needs.

Scottish Primary Care Information Resource leaflet.