GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. The GDPR and the forthcoming Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, which has yet to be finalised, will replace the current Data Protection Act.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe. The aim is to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches.
The current DPA dates from the 1990s when organisations held much less data on individuals. As the amount of data held has increased and technology has advanced, so has the risk of cyber crime and data breaches. The GDPR aims to address gaps in current legislation by providing a framework with greater scope and tougher punishments for those who fail to comply.
The key principles of the current DPA remain unchanged, but some areas of legislation have been strenghtened.
Like the DPA, the GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of data – a controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. Practices are data controllers.
How We Use Your Information
Fair Processing Notice for Patients
Patient Opt Out Form
Important Notice Regarding Repeat Prescription Orders
We have a new system in place now for ordering your repeat prescriptions. In order to use the new system, you will need to register for an online Patient Access account, if you haven’t already done so. In addition to ordering your repeat prescriptions, this Patient Access account will allow you to book appointments online.
If you already have a Patient Access account or have signed up and received a registration letter from the surgery, please select the link below:
If you have not already registered, forms can be collected from Reception. You will also need to bring along in person two documents to verify your identity, one of which must be photo ID. Any two of the following three documents are acceptable: passport, driving licence, bank statement (NOT utility bill). Please note that your bank statement must be dated within the last three months.
PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS
Patient Access is a secure system which allows you to use the online services available from your surgery. Signing up to this service will enable you to book appointments online and order your repeat prescription medications.
Please go to the Patient Access Support website for more information on how this service will benefit you as a patient: https://support.patient-access.co.uk/