Practice Policies

Health Data Collection and Health Observatory

The information recorded about you may also be used for reasons other than your personal care, for example, to help to protec the health of the general public, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research or studies. For more information please refer to Health Date Collection and Health Obervatory

Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)

All patients (under GDPR legislation referred to as 'data subjects') have the right to request access to their records. Please click the link to find the Practice Access to Health Records policy including a form to request such access. FMP Access to Medical Records Policy and Application Form

Practice Privacy Notice 

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Fortrose Medical Practice has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you, as a registered patient at the practice. Privacy Notice

NHS Highland Data Protection

A copy of the NHS Highland Data Protection Policy can be found here.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the practice manager.


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The practice takes complaints very seriously and operates a complaints procedure. If you are unhappy about any aspect of the care you receive from us please contact us at your earliest opportunity so we can make things right. You might want to speak directly to the person, the Senior Receptionist or the Practice Manager. If you would rather make a formal complaint please refer to our FMP Complaints Procedure and the Complaint Form.docx.

You may also approach any member of the practice team, who will be able to provide information regarding our complaints procedure. It is helpful if you could inform us of any problems as soon as possible after the incident to aid a quick and thorough investigation.

If you would prefer talk to someone not involved in your care you can contact the Feedback Team in the following ways:

  • By telephone on 01463 705997
  • By letter, writing to The Feedback Team, NHS Highland, PO Box 5713, Inverness IV1 9AQ
  • By email, provide your full postal address and telephone details and that of the patient if you are complaining on behalf of somebody
  • By using the NHS Highland Complaint Form below. This form must be downloaded, completed and sent to either the postal or email address given above.

Violence Policy

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.

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