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Disclaimer: The information given in these pages is provided for information only. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information is accurate, the author cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions which have occurred and no responsibility will be taken by the author for events arising from use of the information provided. Although the advice for patients is as comprehensive and accurate as possible, it is only general and should not be used as a substitute for the patient consulting their own doctor.
The Old Machar Medical Practice is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. These links are provided as a convenience to the visitor and their inclusion does not imply our endorsement.
You are entitled to access certain information about the surgery, its staff, and activities. You are also entitled to access clinical and personal information held about you.
All information at the Old Machar Medical Practice is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with NHS Scotland guidelines.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 recognises that everyone has the right to know how public services, such as NHS Grampian, are organised and run, how much they cost and how you can make complaints if you need to. You have the right to know which services are being provided, the targets that are being set, the standards of service that are expected, the results achieved and how decisions are made.
Since 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act requires all General Practices to respond to requests about information they hold, and it will create a right of access to that information. The rights to request and access this information are subject to some exemptions which a General Practice has to take into consideration before deciding what information can be released.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are also entitled to access your clinical records or any other personal information held about you.
Full details of what can and cannot be requested / disclosed are explained in the Old Machar Medical Practice Publication scheme. You can view the text here (pdf document) or you can request a copy in paper format by applying in writing to the practice manager.