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Dates Our Surgeries Are Closed:

25th December 2018

26th December 2018

We will be CLOSED between 1-4pm for training purposes on

Thursday 15th November 2018

Please contact Out Of Hours for any emergencies during those times on 03001230762

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For information on GDPR which replaced The Data Protection Act on 25.05.2018, please see the link on the right hand side of the screen,or click here.

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Appointments at Posterngate Surgery

We understand it can be confusing to work out who you need to book an appointment with for certain problems. We have produced a leaflet for patients to give some idea of who to book in with to make things a bit easier. You can find this leaflet under 'Appointments' at the top of the page, and then in the tab 'Who to book with'.

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CHEMISTS DELIVERY SERVICE

Did you know that chemists offer a delivery service for patients?  For more information please speak to one of the local chemists

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TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS

Please let the Surgery know if you would like to receive text message reminders of your booked appointments

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YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT

We want to encourage patients to give their views about how the practice is doing. If you are interested in finding out more information, please click on the 'Sign up for our Patient Group' link below.

If you would like to become a member of the Patient Participation Group, please contact the Surgery for more information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.

The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. The main changes are:

  • Practices must comply with subject access requests
    • Where we need your consent to process data, this consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous
    • There are new, special protections for patient data
    • The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach
    • Higher fines for data breaches – up to 20 million euros



    What is ‘patient data’?

    Patient data is information that relates to a single person, such as his/her diagnosis, name, age, earlier medical history etc. 

     

    What is consent?

    Consent is permission from a patient – an individual’s consent is defined as “any freely given specific and informed indication of his wishes by which the data subject signifies his agreement to personal data relating to him being processed.

    The changes in GDPR mean that we must get explicit permission from patients when using their data. This is to protect your right to privacy, and we may ask you to provide consent to do certain things, like contact you or record certain information about you for your clinical records.

    Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent at any time.

    Patient Information Leaflets

    Practice Privacy Notice

    Privacy Information Leaflet for Adults

    Privacy Information Leaflet for Children



     
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