Protection of your personal health information
Your personal health information is protected by certain rights under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 GDPR. 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.
This is a GP Training Practice attached to the NHS Education for Scotland Specialty GP Training Programme. We are keen to support the training of new GPs and also to develop the skills of our existing GPs and other staff. As part of this, clinicians working in this practice might make recordings of their consultations with patients to help them improve their consultation skills as well as their ability to talk to patients.
The recording will only be used for teaching and training purposes, usually within the practice building between trainer and trainee, although sometimes teaching sessions may be held outside the practice in a group setting where the recording may be viewed by other trainers and trainees. Your consent will always be requested by the receptionist before your consultation is recorded. You will need to sign that consent form again afterwards to say that you are still happy. You can also withdraw your consent at any time following this, either verbally or in writing. The recording will focus on the communication between the doctor and patient and will not record examinations where your body clothing needs to be removed.
Freedom of Information
For further information concerning Confidentiality and your rights please visit Health Rights Information Scotland.