The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018. GDPR is a change to data protection law. Businesses now need to ensure that you know what information (electronic & paper) is collected, what we do with that information and who it might be shared with. I want you to be clear about what this means to you and reassure you that your personal information is safe.
What information do I collect from you?
Name, address, date of birth, contact details, relevant medical history & GP details This information forms both the contact details, and your session notes which are used to record each contact and summaries the session.
Why do I collect this information?
I am required to keep an ongoing record of all contact – this must to be relevant and up to date. Please inform me of any changes.
Who might I share your information with?
No information will be shared with a third party without your written informed consent. However, where there is a risk of criminal intent, of self-harm or harm to others, your details can be shared with relevant professionals.
What do I do with your information?
All information stays within my practice for record & evaluation purposes.
How long do I keep hold of your information?
It is a requirement of our profession that all records are kept for up to 7yrs from the date of the last session. All information electronic & paper copy will be stored securely & will be destroyed at the end of the period.
How can I access the information you hold about me?
You are entitled to access a copy of all information I hold – please contact me directly via email.