Please note that in order to comply with Data Protection Laws (GDPR) we are

required to obtain permission from you, the patient to use and store your personal data.

We will only use this data to contact you regarding your health

as pertaining to your treatment at this practice.

We will also use your information to communicate with third party practitioners such as your G.P. or other health care practitioners that have been recommended to you or for obtaining relevant medical information.

We may also use this information  if your treatment is part of an incident undergoing an insurance claim on your behalf, using your data only to communicate with your appointed solicitor.

Your data will be stored in a locked facility and/or a password protected electronic device.

All of your data is available to you at your request. It will not be shared with any third party that is not involved in your treatment.

You may receive updates regarding changes to the practice which you will need to consent to on admission to the practice by filling in a form letting us know by which means you want to be contacted.

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GDPR

What is the GDPR and when does it take effect?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive and was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.  It will become effective on May 25, 2018.

Who does the GDPR apply to?

The GDPR applies not only to organisations who process data in the EU, but also any organisation that offers goods or services to, or monitors the behaviour of people inside the EU. GDPR applies even if the processing takes place outside of the EU.

Which data elements fall under the GDPR?

The GDPR applies to information that directly or indirectly could identify an individual.  This includes information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, as well as IP addresses, cookie identifiers, device information, advertising identifiers, financial information, geo-location information, social media information, consumer preferences, etc.