Wandsworth Dental Centre

258 Wandsworth Road London SW8 2JS

020-7622-6596

New Patients Enquiry: wandsworth.dentist@gmail.com

Privacy Notice 

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Policy

At Wandsworth Dental Centre it is our duty to ensure that all patient information is used in line with the general data protection regulations. 

We will ensure that your personal information is not shared with third-parties unless we are referring you to dental treatment/diagnosis, in which case you will be informed and have the right to decline. This information would include your name, date of birth, GP details, medical history, address and contact number. 

Your personal information will be stored securely on our computer system and only staff members have access to this information and will only use it in an appropriate manner. Your personal information is not removed from our Practice unless we are referring you, which again is done in a secured manner. All staff has been trained in data protection and patient confidentiality.

We store your personal information on our system as long as you are attending the Practice. If it has been more than 10 years since your last appointment, then we will delete your information from our system. It is a legal requirement as a Dental Practice, to keep your information on our system which you are able to have access to. If you require a copy of your information, then we would need a written request for this and a copy will be given to you. We do not charge for sharing copies of your notes, x-rays, images or treatment plans.

 

We will keep your records safely

This practice complies with the Data Protection Act (1998) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. This means that we will ensure that your information is processed fairly and lawfully.

 

What personal information do we need to hold?

-Your past and current medical and dental condition; personal details such as your age, address, telephone number and your general medical practitioner

- We may need to request details of your NHS number and entitlement to healthcare treatment

- We may also need to request details of your exemption status

- Radiographs, clinical photographs and study models

- Information about the treatment that we have provided or propose and its cost

- Notes of conversations or incidents that might occur for which a record needs to be kept

- Records of consent to treatment

- Any correspondence relating to you with other health care professionals, for example in the hospital or community services.

 

Why do we hold this information?

We need to keep accurate personal data about patients in order to provide you with safe and appropriate dental care. We also need to process personal data about you if we are providing care under NHS arrangements and to ensure the proper management and administration of the NHS

 

Retaining information

We are required to retain your dental records, X- rays while you are a patient of this practice and after you cease to be a patient, for at least eleven years or until age 25, whichever is the longer.

 

Security

Your information is held in the practice`s computer system and/or in a secure manual filing system. The information is only accessible to authorised personnel. Personal information will not be removed from this practice without the patients authorised consent.

Your personal information is carefully protected by the staff at this practice. All access to information is held securely and can only be accessed by regularly changed passwords. Data is encrypted and computer terminals are closed if unattended.

 

We may need to disclose your information

In order to provide proper and safe dental care to:

-Your general medical practitioner

-The hospital or community dental services

-Other health professionals caring for you

-NHS payment authorities

-The Inland Revenue

-The Benefits Agency, where you are claiming exemption or remission from NHS charges

-Private dental schemes of which you are a member

Disclosure will take place on a 'need-to-know' basis, so that only those individuals/organisations who need to know in order to provide care to you and for the proper administration of Government (whose personnel are covered by strict confidentiality rules) will be given the information. Only information that the recipient needs to know will be disclosed.

In very limited circumstances or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have to be disclosed to a third party not connected with your health care. In all other situations, disclosure that is not covered by this Code of Practice will only occur when we have your specific consent. Where possible you will be informed of these requests for disclosure.

 

Request Information Held

Please contact Wandsworth Dental Centre if you want to know details of your information held by us, so then you can have it altered / removed if you require.

 

 

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