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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 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.

Medical Records

ConfidentialityEvery member of the practice team is required to sign a confidentiality agreement, which means they may not divulge information relating to patients to anyone other than medical, nursing or other professional staff who are concerned directly with the care, diagnosis and/or treatment of the patient or other authorised persons.

Kincorth Medical Centre is registered under, and complies with, the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002. You have the right under the Data Protection Act to know what information is kept about you and how it is used. You can apply to see that information, including your medical records, whether manual or automated. For further details, ask for an application form at reception or contact the Business Manager. There is a charge for this service.

As part of our contribution and commitment to clinical care, we provide important data on diseases and treatments for research by third parties including academic, patient and commercial organisations. This is always anonymised. If you do not wish information from your notes to be used in this way, please let us know. Sometimes patients' records may also be checked by other healthcare professionals and NHS staff who are under the same strict duty of confidentiality as your usual primary care team members, including RCGP and NHS assessors.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into force on 1st January 2005 and enables any person requesting information from a public body to receive that information, subject to certain exemptions. 

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