Our Commitment to your Privacy

Access to Medical Records for Young Persons Aged 12 to 16

You as a young person have choices or rights and we will only ever use the details you share with us to help make your healthcare journey simpler or better. We will involve you as much as possible in decisions about your care and we will always act in your best interests.

To meet the requirements of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), coming into force on May 25 2018, we have been reviewing our processes regarding Data Protection Law and we should like to share further insight into how we process personal information relating to you as a young person. 

Legally in Scotland it is considered that young persons aged 12 to 16 are able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and awareness regarding their own healthcare record including access to test results.This enables a young person, unless deemed otherwise by a GP, to entitle them to the same level of confidentiality as an adult would have. 

We believe the most important details are “Yours” our Patient and that it is an integral part of our commitment to you that we keep the information that you share with us as safe as possible.  We are fully committed to this belief with regard to our Patients aged 12 to 16.

We are, therefore, unable to share information for you as a young person over the age of 12 unless consent has been provided for access to your medical information. 

We hope that you find the foregoing information clear and helpful, however if you have any concerns or questions please contact the Practice Manager as follows:

By speaking with our Administration Team

Telephoning the Practice on 01506 423 800

By E-mail: howenq@nhslothian.scot.nhs.