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The Digital Health & Care Directorate is part of the Scottish Government and sits under the Director General Health & Social Care.  Digital technology plays an increasingly important role in addressing the challenges faced by health and care services around the world, to read more on eHealth data strategy Click Here

Freedom of Information

The Scottish Information Commissioner is the independent public official responsible for promoting and enforcing Scotland's freedom of information (FOI) law. FOI gives everyone the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities, to read more Click Here

How NHS Scotland manages your Data

NHS Scotland is made up of various organisations such as GP Practices, NHS Boards and The Scottish Ambulance Service.  These organisations are individually responsible for your personal health information. In terms of data protection and privacy laws, they are known as 'data controllers'.

NHS Scotland also works with a range of subcontractors who are required to provide a variety of health and social care services and support. They include voluntary organisations, charities and private contractors.  Sometimes these organisations need access to some of your personal information to carry out activities on behalf of the NHS. These organisations are called 'data processors'.

To find out more about how NHS Scotland manages your data Click Here