Rubislaw Place Medical Group

NHS Scotland

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 introduced important new laws about our obligation to make information publicly available. The Act gave people new rights to access information, most of which came into effect in January 2005. The Act opens with a general statement that ‘A person who requests information from a Scottish public authority which holds it, is entitled to be given it by the authority’; section 1 (1) Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Any person or organisation can make a request for information which is not already detailed in our Publication Scheme. They do not have to work or live in the area.

A request for information would preferably be made in writing to the Practice. They may express a preference for information to be provided in a particular form e.g. paper copy or on a memory stick, and the Practice will do its utmost to comply with their requested preference.

We have 20 days to comply with your request.

If you are unhappy with the information provided by the Practice, please contact the Scottish information Commissioner who has the power to enforce individuals with rights under the act.

Contact can be made at :

Scottish information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

Email: [email protected]