Dr Swale's practice is fully in line with the Data Protection Act 1998, the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and the recommendations of the General Medical Council (GMC).
Patient data is used only in accordance with GDPR and after seeking explicit consent from the patient.
Preferences can be updated at any time.
Email is always sent securely in an encrypted format using Egress Switch.
Invoices submitted to private medical insurance companies do not give details of medical conditions, but do include any procedures carried out. In the event that an invoice remains unpaid, data may be shared with other professionals such as debt collection agencies, but will not include medical details.
We will not use information for marketing purposes.
In line with GMC guidance, patient data may be shared with other professionals if it is necessary for the safety or wellbeing of the individual or others.
Patient files are kept in secure lockable filing cupboards. Dr Swale's staff are trained in data protection regulations.