The new GDPR come into force on the 25th May 2018. This is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.
What GDPR will mean for patients
Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
It must be collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes
It must be limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it is processed
Information must be accurate and kept up to date
Data must be held securely
It can only be retained for as long as necessary for the reasons it was collected
Please use the following link to access our leaflet (if you are reading this in an electronic format):
We will also be asking for your consent for email and text message communications.
Please look out for information leaflets in reception.
Our Data Privacy Officer is Dr Richard Fitton from West Pennine Local Medical Committee.