Access to Medical Records

In order to provide care for you we are obliged to keep records and this is increasingly done using computers. In respect of this we are required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation legislation and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality which we take very seriously.

In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide, we share some information on practice activity e.g. with the Health Board, Scottish Executive Health Department and Common Services Agency. Wherever possible, this 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, Employers, Solicitors) without your explicit consent and agreement. However, we are obliged by law to provide certain information e.g. notification of certain infectious diseases.

If you have any questions regarding this or wish to know more, please contact our Practice Manager.