Privacy Notice to all Patients
You may be aware that there are new regulations coming into force in May 2018 regarding Data Protection. This means that the First4Feet Foot Clinic have a duty to inform you that any personal information that we hold about you, why this information is taken, who has access to the information and how it is stored and used securely. This document has been complied to explain this.
What data will be collected/processed?
Your name, address, telephone number, email address, next of kin details, date of birth, GP details, medical history/details (including current medication).
For what purpose is data collected and used?
To enable First4Feet Foot Clinic to appropriately provide treatment to you. If appropriate/necessary contact your GP with regard to any findings that could need onward referral if outside of our remit of treatment (always with your permission). We will also use your details to provide you with appointment reminders as necessary via telephone/SMS.
Who will have access to the data?
First4Feet Foot Clinic solely has access to the data held. At no point will your information be passed on to any other 3rdparty.
How will data be stored?
All information (hand written record cards) is stored in a locked filing cabinet, Patient telephone numbers and addresses are also stored on First4Feet Foot Clinic’s Mobile Phone.
In line with the legal requirements of holding medical data, your record is stored for 7 years (or in the case of a minor until that minor reaches the age of 25 years) from the last date of treatment by us. Please note your right to be forgotten cannot override the legal requirement to keep medical notes for the mandatory period.
When will the data be destroyed?
All data will be destroyed after 7 years or in the case of a minor, when they reach the age of 25 years.
How to contact us if you wish to receive a copy of the data we hold for you?