HC Deb 15 October 1991 vol 196 c146W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking for the protection of health records confidentiality in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

A code of practice outlining the principles to be followed in maintaining the confidentiality of health records was issued to health boards last year and has been placed in the House of Commons Library. Boards were asked to give a copy of the code to each member of staff and to those contracted to the board. The effectiveness of the code will be kept under review.