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From 13th July 2020 - Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, access to our services has changed, please read details on our main web page below

We are experiencing a high number of calls so please be patient with us, we will answer your call as quickly as we can.

For further information on Corona virus please click on COVID19 advice and information link on the right hand side of the page

 

 

 

 

NO TESTING is available at the practice in ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and that we must follow Health Protection Scotland advice

We have closed our Emergency surgery from Monday 16th March until further notice. If you feel you require to see a GP urgently, please phone on the day and a GP will call you back to discuss how best to manage your situation

Please follow the advice on NHS inform or call 0800 028 2816 DO NOT ATTEND LEITH SURGERY

If the helpline has asked you to call us or for any other enquiry we will triage your call.

 As demand is high please be patient and kind to our staff, thank you

 

GDPR

WHAT IS GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principles.

WHAT GDPR WILL MEAN FOR PATIENTS/STAFF

YOUR DATA:

  • must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently.
  • collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes.
  • must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed.
  • must be accurate and kept up to date.
  • must be held securely.
  • It can only be retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected.

PATIENTS/STAFF RIGHTS

  • Being informed about how their data is used.
  • To have access to their own data.
  • To ask to have incorrect information changed.
  • To restrict how their data is used.
  • Move their patients/staff data from one organisation to another.
  • To object to their personal information being processed (in certain circumstances).

THE MAIN CHANGES ARE:

  • The Practice must comply with Subject Access Requests - a written signed request from an individual to see what information is held about them - like where we require your consent to process data. This must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.
  • New special protection for personal data.
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach.
  • Higher fines for data breaches.

Privacy Statement Leith Surgery participation in research

As a practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in healthcare and is 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 any researchers without specific consent from patients.

 

Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies.

Please let the reception staff or your GP know if you wish to opt out

 

 

 



 
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