The About the Practice page provides more information for new patients, including how to register with us.
Our Practice Information Booklet gives you all the information that you require about the services provided by our Primary Health Care Team.
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
Perth and Scone Medical Group is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity in the provision of its services. Our aim is to ensure that no patient or any other person wishing to access and make use of our services receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race (includes colour, nationality, ethnic and national origins), sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or of other conditions not justified in law or relevant to the performance of the job.
Medical Records and Confidentiality
As a patient of this practice your medical records are confidential and are accessible only to the members of the Primary Health Care Team involved in your care. All our staff are trained to respect their duty of confidentiality and have this written into their Contracts of Employment. For more information you can view our Your Medical Records and Confidentiality leaflet.
Access to Records
You have the right to access the contents of your medical records. Requests should be made in writing to the Practice Manager. Copies of your records will be supplied within 21 days of receiving a valid request. In some exceptional circumstances 40 days may apply, but if this is the case you will be advised prior to expiry of the initial 21 day period. There is no charge if you wish to directly inspect your records, but if you wish copies a charge up to a maximum of £10 may be made for electronic records and up to a maximum of £50 for a mixture of electronic and manual.
Perth & Scone Medical Group have a contract with NHS Tayside to provide General Medical Services to their patients under the National Health Service.
Certain services provided by your doctor - e.g. private certificates, employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday cancellation certificates - are not covered by the NHS, and the receptionist will advise you when a fee is payable. We ask that patients complete all the appropriate details before handing any form in to the reception, and allow 7 working days before collection.
Children's Consent to Treatment
The Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 provides that a person under the age of 16 years shall have legal capacity to consent on his or her own behalf to any surgical, medical or dental procedure or treatment, including psychological or psychiatric examination where, in the opinion of an attending qualified medical practitioner, he or she is capable of understanding the nature and possible consequences of the procedure or treatment.
Perth & Scone Medical Group is committed to ensuring that a competent person of any age has the right to determine their own health care treatment without recourse to the views and wishes of their parents. We recognise that confidentiality is a right valued by young people and our health care team is fully committed to respecting that right.
Emergency Care Summary & Electronic Health Record
If you require urgent medical care when the practice is closed it is important that some information is available to help doctors and nurses treating you. A summary of basic information about your health is copied from your medical records and stored electronically using the highest standards of security so that it is available as quickly as possible when needed.
Emergency Care Summary
If you become ill when your doctor's surgery is closed you, or the person phoning on your behalf, may be asked by doctors and staff at NHS 24, A & E Departments, or other Out of Hours Medical Centres whether they can access certain information in your patient record such as:
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- The name of your GP surgery
- An identifying number called a CHI number
- Information about medicines prescribed by your GP
- Any bad reactions you have had to medicines that your GP knows about
NHS Tayside Electronic Health Record
Within NHS Tayside further information such as important illnesses, operations, allergies, height, weight and recent blood pressure measurements is also available to medical staff who may be dealing with you out of hours, or if you are receiving care in an NHS Tayside hospital.
Only NHS staff directly involved in your medical care will be allowed to look at either your Emergency Care Summary or Electronic Health Record. They will not be able to see your full patient record.
If you do not want the above doctors and other staff to have access to this information please let the practice know.
More information is contained in the leaflets "Your Emergency Care Summary: What Does it Mean for You?" and "NHS Tayside Electronic Health Record".