To provide you with the care you need, we store all medical records that have been recorded by everyone involved in your care and treatment, e.g. GP, Health Visitor, and Practice Nurse. This information may be disclosed to other organisations involved in your care, e.g., when your GP refers you to a Hospital Specialist. Our use of your personal health information is covered by a duty of confidentiality and is regulated by the Data Protection Act which gives you a number of rights in relation to how your personal information is used, including a right to access the information we hold about you. Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and adhere to a Code of Practice on Protecting Patient confidentiality.
Further information on this can be found at www.nhsis.co.uk/confidentiality.
Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
If you have any queries or concerns on how we use your personal health information or would like to access your information, please contact our Practice Manager. In addition you can contact Mrs. Joyce Kelly, Primary Care Department, Cameron House, Cameron Bridge, Leven, KY8 5RG, Tel 01592 226440. Mrs. Kelly represents the Health Board which is party to the contract and from whom details of primary care can be obtained.