DATA PROTECTION ACT
The Data Protection Act is changing in May and there are significant changes relating to privacy. This page is designed to help you understand how we store and manage your data, who has access to it and how you can access it.
The first big change is that we now have to seek consent to communicate with all our patients, staff, suppliers and allied professionals via letter, phone, fax, e-mail and text. As you can imagine this is a huge administration burden and it must be done by the May deadline.
In order to reduce the administration burden and to get the bulk of consents quickly we will be sending a text message to all patients for whom we hold mobile numbers for. Please help us to help you by replying "YES" to the text if you are happy for us to continue communicating with you. If you do not get a text but think we should have your mobile number, please check we have the correct one, often patients forget to give us their new numbers.We will then run a search on all those who have not replied and contact them independently using a variety of other methods. There is a "Consent to Communicate" form that can be downloaded from this website under "Practice Forms to Download" and it is available at the surgery for those visiting in the next month.
ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS
Patients can access their medical records via EMIS Access. You will need to register and details of how to do so are available at reception or again you will find a form in the "Practice Forms to download" section.
DATA PROTECTION - INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
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