Data Privacy

How I Protect Your Data

Information that you provide to me is handled in accordance with the current Data Protection Act, the principles of which are that personal information should be:

  1. Fairly and lawfully processed
  2. Processed for limited purposes
  3. Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  4. Accurate
  5. Not kept longer than necessary
  6. Processed in accordance with your rights as the data subject
  7. Secure

Protecting your Privacy

Information that you provide to me, is processed and stored solely for the purposes of:

  1. Administration
  2. Public relations
  3. Accounts and records
  4. Communications between myself and you

Under the Data Protection Act you are:

Entitled to request a copy of any information held about you. Entitled to data rectification – i.e. the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if I have incomplete information you may request that I update the information such that it is complete. Entitled to data erasure – i.e. the right to request me to delete personal data that I hold about you.

Confidentiality

I may only share your data with other qualified healthcare practitioners solely for the purposes of your care.  I never otherwise share your data with a third party.  I never sell your data.  Data will not be given to other parties except as may be required by law.  I never share quotes from patients without their express permission.  Your data security is as important to me as my own.