General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and how we use your information
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new piece of legislation that supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR that came in to effect on 25th May 2018 is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 but it strengthens many of the DPA's principles
Our Keeping your information safe leaflet and our Privacy Notice explain why the GP Practice collects information about you, how that information may be used and they explain your patient rights.
GDPR Patient Privacy Notice
Keeping your information safe patient leaflet
Patients have the right and responsibility to fully participate in all decisions related to their health care.
- An environment of mutual respect is essential to maintain a quality practice.
- Patients have the right to communicate with health care providers in confidence.
In a health care system that protects patients' rights, it is reasonable to expect and encourage patients to assume reasonable responsibilities. Such responsibilities include:
- Being involved in specific health care decisions.
- Work collaboratively with health care providers in developing and carrying out agreed-upon treatment plans.
- Disclose relevant information and clearly communicate wants and needs.
- Use the surgeries internal complaint and appeal processes to address concerns that may arise.
- Show respect for other patients and health workers.
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