Oak Lodge Medical Centre

234 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 0AP

Current time is 17:23 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 0208 952 1202

oak.lodge@nhs.net

Confidentiality Policy

Introduction

This page sets out the arrangements in the practice for the confidentiality of patient data.

Leaflet Wording (Patient Information Leaflet or Poster)

All patient information is considered to be confidential and we comply fully with the Data Protection Act. All employees have access to this information in relation to their role and have signed a confidentiality agreement. Information may be shared, in confidence, with other NHS organisations in the interests of patient care.

CCTV is installed internally in public areas and externally for security. Recordings are used entirely at the discretion of the partners including provision of images to the police or other official bodies, and will otherwise comply with the Practice’s Data Protection registration and the principles of patient confidentiality. Image data is held securely within the practice.

Protection against Viruses

Data is vulnerable to loss or corruption caused by viruses. Viruses may be introduced from floppy discs, CDROM/DVDROM, other storage media and by direct links via e-mail and web browsing.

Precautions to be Taken

  • Virus protection software is installed on ALL computer equipment.
  • The supplier of our clinical software manage the anti virus software version control and regular updates.

The Organisation’s Responsibilities

The organisation will ensure that employees fully understand all their responsibilities with regard to confidential data. The employees will sign a written statement of the responsibilities they are undertaking towards the security of the data.

The organisation will also ensure that arrangements are in place for the confidential disposal of any paper waste generated at work or the employees’ home.

The organisation will monitor and record when it is passing ownership of data to an individual (e.g. for project work or, research and development) and this will be individually and specifically authorised by the Caldicott Guardian. The individual may then need to be separately registered under the Data Protection Act. The practice will otherwise fully comply with all aspects of data security as required under the Act.

The organisation will strictly apply the rules of confidentiality and in general will not release patient information to a third party without proper valid and informed consent, unless this is within the statutory exempted categories such as in the public interest, in which case the release of the information and the reasons for it will be individually and specifically documented and authorised by the responsible clinician.

Privacy Notice

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED