NHS Scotland is improving the way it uses information from GP patient records. From May 2017, a new service called SPIRE will be introduced across Scotland, developed to help GPs, the NHS in Scotland and researchers learn from information held at GP practices.

A new campaign is underway to inform patients across Scotland of the benefits of the service, and the confidential and secure way in which GP patient records will be used to help plan and improve health care services.

It is important all patients are aware of SPIRE, and their choices.

To find out more visit spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 to find out more.

SPIRE (Scottish Primary Information Resource)