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Information Sharing

Confidentiality and Data Protection

All members of staff are bound by a confidentiality clause to mantain patient confidentiality.

In order to care for you we are obliged to keep records. This is increasingly done using computers. The practice complies with the Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide, we share some information on practice activity at local and national level to help GGNHSB and Government plan services e.g. diabetic care. Most information will be anonymised, however we are obliged by law to provide certain named information e.g. notification of infectious disease. If you do not wish anonymised information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

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 of care to others e.g. in child protection cases.

Information is not shared with any third party outside the Health Service e.g. insurance, employer, solicitor, without your explicit consent and agreement.

EMERGENCY CARE SUMMARIES - OUT OF HOURS

All GP practices within the Glasgow Health Board area have recently been asked to sign a permission allowing the ‘Out of Hours’ service access to patient information held by the practice. This information relates to prescription drugs, allergies and registration details of patients attending for treatment at one of the ‘Out of Hours’ centres.

If you do not wish this information to be made available to the ‘Out of Hours’ service please notify reception and your information will be withheld.



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