Patient records

In order to provide care for you we are obliged to keep records.  This is increasingly done using computers.  The practice complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality.  If you wish to see your medical records, please contact our Practice Manager who will discuss the protocol for this.

In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide we share some information on practice activity e.g. with our Health Board, the Scottish Executive Health Department and the Common Services Agency.  Whenever possible the information is anonymised i.e. names and other identifying details are removed.

Information is NOT shared with any third party outside the Health Service (e.g. insurance companies, employer and lawyer) without your explicit consent and agreement.  We are obliged by law to provide certain information e.g. notification of certain infectious diseases.