Data Protection Regulations:
The Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, updates the previous Data Protection legislation for the modern digital age. GDPR is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect EU citizens’ data privacy.
GDPR affects the practice because we collect personal data about our patients. However, data protection is not new to us, as we have for some years had Information Governance systems and processes in place to protect patient’s personal information.
Confidentiality of your personal data is something that has always been important to us however, GPDR now requires us to inform patients about:
- what data we collect about you
- Why we collect the data
- how we will use the data
- who we share the data with
- your rights to access and control your data.
In order to do this we have prepared a Privacy Information Leaflet and Privacy Notices, which can be found below.
We will update our Patient Information Leaflet and Privacy Notices as things develop or change and these can be viewed on our website, or in reception.
How we use your information (Feb-19)
Privacy Notice (Jan-19)
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