Collecting and sharing information is essential to provide safe and effective healthcare.
Appropriate information sharing is an essential part of the provision of safe and effective care. Patients may be put at risk if those who provide their care do not have access to relevant, accurate and up-to-date information about them.
All staff have an ethical and legal duty to keep patient information confidential.
If you do not wish your health information to be shared please notify the Practice in writing, in order that we may update your record.
When sharing information, NHS Scotland only provides the minimum information required and only if there is a legal basis for that, otherwise the NHS will ask for your consent prior to sharing your data.