In order to provide care for you we are obliged to keep records. This is increasingly done using computers. We are obliged to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality and we take this very seriously.
In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide we share some information on practice activity, eg with Health Boards, Trusts, Scottish Office and the Common Services Agency. Whenever possible this information is anonymised ie names and other identifying details are removed.
Information is not shared with any third party outside the health service (eg insurance companies, employers, solicitors) without your explicit written consent and agreement. We are obliged by law to provide certain information, eg notification of certain infectious diseases. If you have any questions regarding disclosure of information, please contact our practice manager.