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How to find out more

For more information about your health records, contact:

  • a member of staff involved in your care
  • your local NHS Board and ask to speak to someone about your health records
  • the NHS inform Helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (textphone 18001 0800 22 44 88; the helpline also provides an interpreting service)
  • your local citizens advice bureau
  • Information Commissioner's Office - Scotland
    45 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HL
    Phone 0131 244 9001
    Email: Scotland@ico.gsi.gov.uk
    Website: www.ico.gov.uk
  • For general information about becoming a legal proxy, contact:

    The Office of the Public Guardian
    Hadrian House, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk FK1 1XR
    Phone: 01324 678 300
    Fax: 01324 678 301
    Email: opg@scotcourts.gov.uk
    Website: www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk

  • For more information about the rights of people with a mental illness, learning disability, dementia or other mental disorder, contact:

    Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
    Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace
    Edinburgh EH12 5HE
    Phone  0131 313 8777
    Freephone number for service users and carers: 0800 389 6809
    Website: www.mwcscot.org.uk

  • For more information about how the law affects children and young people, contact:

    The Scottish Child Law Centre
    54 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9HD
    Information helpline 0131 667 6333
    Freephone number for under 18s: 0800 328 8970
    Free text enquiry service: text 'SCLC' followed by your question to 80800 (replies will be sent to your mobile)
    Email enquiries@sclc.org.uk
    Website www.sclc.org.uk
  • If you would like to see your health records and are not registered with a GP, or no longer live in Scotland, contact the Practitioner Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland at one of their three local offices.
    • Aberdeen office - phone 01224 358 400
    • Edinburgh office - phone 0131 275 7038
    • Glasgow office - phone 0141 300 1300

Page last edited: 26 April 2012