GDPR: How we are doing

The new Data Protection rules, General Data Protection Regulations, come into effect from 25th May 2018.

This means that the practice is now ensuring we are compliant with the new legislation.

There are some things that are not clear yet, some things we are working on, and some things we have completed.

The GDPR is something all GPs are working towards and you may see a few changes to the information you are given.  On the whole, the GDPR ensures that Information Governance and Information Security are at the forefront of any decisions that we make; ensuring your data and information is secure at all times.  We want to reassure patients that we have always taken Data Protection extremely seriously and will continue to safeguard your information as patients.


What are we working towards?

We are working on our Data Security & Protection Toolkit – a new assessment tool all GP Practices should now be working on (more information here)

https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/

We are working on updating our Data Protection and Security policies.  As not all of the information from the GDPR is clear we expect this will be completed towards the end of May 18.  We will publish these on our website once they are fully updated.

We are working on completing our Information Flows document – a list of information we use and share that will be published for patients on our website when it is fully completed. If you would like to request a draft copy please contact main reception.

What have we updated?

We have updated our Privacy Notice See this page for info

 

Training

Staff will be trained in the new GDPR guidelines in May and June.

DPO

NAME: Denise Brookes

ROLE: Practice Manager

EMAIL sheccg.richmondmc@nhs.net

Further Information

If you would like to know more about the GDPR you might find these websites useful:

Information Governance Alliance

ICO