General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018, superseding the current Data Protection Act (1998).
Under the terms of the new GDPR, a privacy notice is required to explain to patients what personal information is held about them and how it is collected and processed.

A direct link to our privacy notice is available below.

One very important aspect of the new GDPR is that the practice must now have explicit consent recorded in a patient's notes to be able to send text messages regarding:

  • Appointment reminders
  • Details of flu or other clinics
  • Surgery closures

A text message will be sent on 15th May to all patients whose mobile phone number we hold, asking them to contact the surgery if they wish to continue to recieve these messages. it is extremely important that you do this before 21st May. On this date, all patients will be automatically opted out of recieving text messages and you will recieve no further text messages from the practice untill you take action.

PRACTICE PRIVACY NOTICE

Published: 4 months ago

Upcoming Events

Walk-In Flu Clinic 0n Monday 24th September 2pm - 5pm 25/09/2018 (1 days to go)
Are you eligible for a flu injection? We have a Walk-In Flu clinic on Monday 24th September 2pm - 5pm Please ask at reception if you are eligible
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The surgery will be closed for 2 hours between 12pm & 2pm on Tuesday 2nd October for Educational Session. Rowlands pharmacy will remain open as us…
Surgery closed from 12.00 midday for staff training 10/10/2018 (16 days to go)
The Surgery will be closed from 12.00pm midday on Wednesday 10th October and will reopen as usual at 8.00am on Thursday 11th October, Rowlands Pharmac…
Surgery Closed 12pm - 2pm for Educational Session 16/10/2018 (22 days to go)
The surgery will be closed for 2 hours between 12pm & 2pm on Tuesday 16th October for Educational Session. Rowlands pharmacy will remain open as u…