The practice complies with data protection and access to medical records and Freedom of Information legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:
- To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
- To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department (this requires your consent).
- When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases.
- That the purpose of such disclosure is strictly limited to a verification process which is required to ensure practice compliance with educational standards for trainee doctors.
- That those viewing records are subject to a strict duty of confidentiality.
- That the patient may object to the whole, or any part of the inspection of their own medical records and their medical records and their objection will be respected.
Anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services, e. g. for diabetic care.
If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.
Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.
SPIRE – Scottish Primary Care Information Resourse
The following web link will give information about SPIRE which has been developed to help doctors, the national health service (NHS) in Scotland and researchers to learn more from patient information held at GP practices.
The link to the opt-out form is on the above SPIRE web address however for convenience it is also added here should you not wish your information to be used in this way. The form should be printed off and completed then handed into Riverview Medical Centre.