You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the news. GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018 and will replace the current Data Protection Act of 1998.
We are required to gain your specific consent in order to send treatment reminders, information and marketing information. We are also under a duty to ensure that the information that we hold on our systems about you is correct.
Over the next few months we will be asking everyone to complete a form when you visit the surgery. If any amendments are needed to your details, we are required to seek proof of ID. We have taken the decision not to email the forms as we need to be able to ensure that the actual client has given their consent. If you can foresee a problem with this or you feel you will be unlikely/unable to visit the practice in the next few months please let us know and we can discuss alternative arrangements.
Please be assured we will never pass any of your details on to a third party.