What is it?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation.
This is a new EU law about Data Protection which comes in effect on May 25th 2018.
This law will replace the existing Data Protection Acts of 1998 and 2003.
How are we as a practice preparing for GDPR?
GDPR is being put into place to protect all our personal data and to ensure it is stored safely. As a medical practice, the data we hold is sensitive data therefore we will be doing all in our power to be GDPR compliant. We have been working on GDPR since January 18 and are taking the lead from our governing body The ICGP.
This practice has voluntarily adopted the requirements of ‘Processing of Patient Personal Data: “A Guideline for General Practitioners’.
We have reviewed all our current policies, they are consistent with the Medical Council guidelines and the privacy principles of the Data Protection Regulations.
Below is a list of all the policies that the practice has developed recently or updated. They are kept in a GDPR folder in the office and should any patient wish to see any of these polices, please request them at the front desk.
• Communication Policy.
• Transfer of records Policy.
• Retention Policy.
• Data breech policy
To view these policies now visit the “policies” tab on this website.
Other areas we would like to bring your attention to are