Information for patients

Information for patients

To provide you with the care you need, we hold the details of your consultations, illnesses, tests, prescriptions and other treatments that have been recorded by everyone involved in your care and treatment e.g. G.P, Health Visitor, Practice Nurse. This information may be stored on paper or electronically on computer files by practice staff.

We sometimes disclose some of your personal health information with other organisations involved in your care. For example, when your GP refers you to a specialist at t he hospital we will send relevant details about you in the referral letter and receive information about you from them. Our practice also participates in regional and national programmes such as the cervical cytology screening service and your name and address, date of birth and health number will be given to them in order to send an invitation to you.

We need to use some of your personal health information for administrative purposes. In order to receive payment for services provided to you, we have to disclose basic details about you to the NHS Board responsible for this area and to the common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service. These organisations have a role in protecting public funds and are authorised to check that payments are being properly made.

Registering with the practice

If you wish to register with the practice please complete a Registration Application Form obtainable from the surgery reception.

It will be helpful if you bring along your previous medical card. Please keep your medical card in a safe place.

All newly registered patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire and have a consultation with the practice nurse within a month of registering. If you are on regular medication you will need to see the doctor.

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011