Under Section 23 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (The Act), a “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.
The Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by Anchor Mill Medical Practice. 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.
Freedom of Information Contact Details
The point of contact for further information or comments relating to the Model Publication Scheme is: Ms Carrie Young, Secretary, Scottish General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association, 14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL, Tel. 0131 247 3000, Fax. 0131 247 3001.
If you require further clarification regarding the Freedom of Information Act 2002, please contact the Practice Manager on 0141 889 8809.