Under Section 23 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, any 'public authority', which is defined as including General Practitioners, must prepare a publication scheme setting out the information it routinely makes publicly available.
The British Medical Association Model Publication Scheme for General Practitioners in Scotland has been approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner who is responsible for promoting and enforcing the Act. In addition we have to review the scheme from time to time.
This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by Saltoun Surgery. It is a description of the information about our General Practitioners and practice which we make publicly available. It will be reviewed at regular intervals and we will monitor its effectiveness. In adopting (or reviewing) our publication scheme, we are required to have regard to the public interest in allowing public access to information we hold; and the publication of reasons for the decisions we make.
A copy of the Publication Scheme is on display at the surgery. Individual copies are available both to patients and/or the general public by request at reception.