Protection of your personal health information
Your personal health information is protected by certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our use of your information is covered by a duty of confidentiality, regulated under the Act. Everyone working in the NHS has a duty to keep your information confidential and adheres to a Code of Practice in this regard. For more information, please ask for a more detailed leaflet at reception.
Identifiable information about you would be shared in the following circumstances:
- Provision of further medical treatment (eg District Nurses or hospital services)
- To help you get other services (eg from the Social Work Department)
- Children at risk. If we suspect a child is at risk of or subject to abuse or neglect appropriate information must be disclosed to appropriate agencies such as Social Work or the police.
If you have any further questions about how and why your information may be shared, please ask at reception.
Freedom of Information
For further information concerning Confidentiality and your rights please visit Health Rights Information Scotland.