What is a privacy notice?
A privacy notice helps your Doctor’s surgery tell you how it uses information it has about you, like your name, address, telephone, date of birth and all of the notes the Doctor or Nurse makes about you in your medical record.
Why do we need one?
Your Doctor’s surgery needs a privacy notice to make sure it meets the legal requirements which are written in a new document called the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR).
What is the GDPR?
This is a new document that helps your Doctor’s surgery keep information about you secure. It is new and will be introduced on the 25th May 2018 and makes sure your Doctor, Nurse and any other staff at the surgery follow the rules and keep your information safe.
What information do we collect about you?
We only collect information that we need to help us keep you healthy, records of appointments and visits. It is also helpful if we have your correct name, address, telephone no and information about your parents or guardian.