PORTOBELLO AND CONAN DOYLE SURGERIES

Conan Doyle Medical Centre,

4 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh. EH16 5TY Tel: 0131 666 5160

 

Portobello Surgery,

265 Portobello High Street,Edinburgh. EH15 2AW    TEL: 0131 669 8406

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We occasionally use video recordings of consultations for teaching purposes and will ask for written consent for this to be done. This is to assess the doctor’s performance only. Please be assured that if you prefer not to have your consultation recorded it will not affect your treatment. These videos are kept secure and erased as soon as their teaching role is finished.

Video Recording

A new Data Protection Act was introduced in March 2000. It gives you important rights over how personal information about you is used. The NHS Lothian leaflet “Protecting Personal Health Information - A Guide for Patients” is available from reception. The leaflet explains your rights and tells you how Lothian General Practice will use your personal health information.

In order to provide care for you we are obliged to keep records. This is increasingly done using computers. We are obliged to comply with the Data Protection Act 2000 and other guidance on privacy and data confidentiality and we take this very seriously.

In order to manage services and improve the quality of care we provide we share some anonymised information on practice activity eg with our Local Healthcare Partnership (LHP), NHS Lothian, Scottish Office. All names and other identifying details are removed.

Information is NOT shared with any third party outside the health service (eg insurance companies, employers, solicitors) without your explicit written consent and agreement. We are obliged by law to provide certain information eg notification of certain infectious diseases. If you have any questions regarding disclosure of information, please contact our practice manager at your surgery.


Protecting Personal Information

Access to Your medical Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act and Access to Records Act, patients are entitled to view their records and if they wish to do so should put their request in writing to the Practice Manager. Further information on access to medical records is available on the Department of Health web site.

CCTV

CCTV is in operation in and around the surgery building. This is for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety and our equipment complies with the Data Protection Act.

Freedom of Information Act

The practice complies with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which came into force on 1st January 2005.

Medical Research Data Collection – Practice Involvement.