The information in your patient record you have provided will be used by the GP Practice to carry out its various functions and services including scheduling appointments, ordering tests, hospital referrals and sending correspondence.
Your information, including your name, gender, date of birth and address, will be passed to NHS National Services Scotland where it will be held on the Community Health Index (CHI). This information is used to register you with the GP Practice, transfer your medical records between GP practices in the UK, make payments to GP Practices for medical services provided, and to process and issue medical cards, medical exemption certificates and entitlement cards.
NHS National Services Scotland shares information about you within NHSScotland to assist in the provision and improvement of NHS services and the health of the public. When we do this, we make sure that the information which identifies you as a person and your health information are separated or anonymised. Health condition and treatment information which could identify you will not be used for research purposes by the NHS unless you have consented to this.
For more information on how NHS National Services Scotland uses your personal information visit If you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information is used by the NHS please ask for the leaflet ‘Confidentiality – it’s your right’, visit the NHS Inform website at or ask your GP surgery.
NHS National Services Scotland is the common name of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.

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