Data Protection, Privacy and Confidentiality


Practice Privacy Notices for Patients

Our Practice Privacy Notices explain what information we collect about you, how we store this information, how long we retain it and with whom and for which legal purpose we may share it, the documents can be downloaded here:

Practice Participation in Research

As a Practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in healthcare and is of considerable benefit to individual patients and the public as a whole.  We regularly take part in research studies with the help of experienced NHS staff who search medical records for people who might be suitable so that we can write to them asking if they are interested in taking part.

No personal identifiable data is removed from the NHS or provided to researchers without specific consent from patients.

Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies.  Please let your GP know if you wish to opt out.

If you have any questions please ask to speak to the Practice Manager.

To access our full Privacy Notice please see above or request a copy from reception.

Third Party Consent

For reasons of confidentiality, we cannot give any information including appointment times, test results etc to anyone other than the patient, unless we have written and signed consent from the patient do to so.

Consent forms can be collected from reception, or downloaded from our Practice website.

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run. Inverurie Medical Group is obliged to respond to requests about recorded information that it holds. The Act creates a right of access to that information, subject to certain exemptions.

We have adopted the British Medical Association model publication scheme for General Practitioners in Scotland. Overall responsibility for the model publication scheme rests with the BMA. If you wish a copy of our Freedom of Information Act publication, please ask at reception.