Here at our practice the ‘data protection code of practice for patients’ provides the required procedures to ensure that we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. In providing your dental treatment there is some information we may need to know about you and your general health, for example, we may collect the following:

  • Personal details such as your full name, date of birth, address and contact derails
  • Previous dental history such as x-rays and clinical records involved with your care if extensive treatment has been carried out
  • Information about your general health and medical histories

We will only ever share your information with your permission and it is normally only ever used by those working within the surgery, however, in some instances we may have to share it with the following:

  • NHS payment authorities
  • Our Payment plan provider. 
  • Your doctor
  • The hospital/specialist centres if a referral is sent
  • The department for work and pensions and its agencies, where exemption claims are made

Any information shared will be on a need-to-know basis and will be limited.

We will seek your preference on how we contact you about your dental care, this can be via telephone, email or letter.

We store your personal information securely on our computer system within practice, which cannot be accessed by those that do not work here. They understand their legal responsibility to maintain confidentiality and follow our practice policies.

As our patients you have the right to access the information that we have held. If you would like to request the information we have on yourselves and receive a copy, you can do so through contacting the practice in writing or by email.