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Drs  Reed, Campbell, Ferguson and associates
Newton Port
Haddington
East Lothian
EH41 3NF

Tel: 01620 825497

 

Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday


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Confidentiality and Access to Patients Records

 

The Data Protection Act 1998

 

We respect all patients' confidentially at all times in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.  The entire practice staff is bound by a strict policy of confidentiality and we would treat any breach of this as extremely serious. 

 

You should therefore feel comfortable in disclosing any information you think is important in the knowledge that all information is protected and will not be released to anyone without your consent. 

 

We would emphasise to our teenage patients that this applies to you and that you can discuss all health matters, including sexual health, in strict confidence.

 

GDPR Privacy Policy (Data Protection Law - May 2018)


The Orchard Medical Practice is a GP surgery that operates under a GMS contract.  To provide the best quality healthcare to our patients we, like all other GP surgeries, need to hold personal information for all our patients.

 

Types of Data We Collect 

 

 

At registration with Orchard Medical Practice we record your details, including address, phone numbers and email address.  Further information is recorded whenever you come to the Practice to see a GP or nurse.

All this information is held in your medical records.  We will only use his information in the course of direct patient care e.g. when we send text reminders.  We will never share your information with any other organisation other than for a direct healthcare reason such as a referral to a specialist in a hospital or other healthcare provider.

 

Access to Your Personal Information

 

You are entitled to have access to your medical records.  We now do this free of charge.

You will need to provide a letter to the Practice Manager before we can make a copy of your medical record.


Freedom of Information Act

 

Please click here to see the Practice Model publication of conformance to the Freedom of Information Act.


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