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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Confidentiality

confidential_fileTo ensure that quality of care provided to patients is kept to the highest standards all practices are required to undergo regular practice visits by external assessors. These visits involve a team of five assessors which may include a lay member.

If you do not wish your records to be inspected on any such visit, please contact the Practice Manager. (See sign in waiting room for further information)

Data Protection Act 1998

You are entitled to access your clinical records held by the practice. This should be done by submitting a request in writing stating exactly what information you require.

A charge will apply for this request ranging from £10—£50 maximum. You may also be required to be accompanied by a GP

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

This came into force on 1.1.05 and enables any person requesting information from a public body to received information subject to certain exemptions. This is to encourage public authorities (GP Practices) to be more open and accountable and organise their information in an efficient and accessible way. This excludes personal data.

The Practice Publication Scheme Document is available to view, please contact the Practice Manager for more information

 
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