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GDPR - How it affects you and your medical care Posted on 25 May 2018

The new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on Friday 25th May 2018. You will no doubt have been contacted by lots of organizations about this and been asked if you still want them to contact you or asking you to tell them if you want to be removed from their data records.

Here at Idle Medical Centre ( and other GP practices) we don't need to do this as your medical records are covered under a "special condition" within the new regulations. However, that doesn't mean to say we don't still have a great deal of responsibility to ensure your records are kept confidential, that they are only used appropriately and that we only share them where it is necessary for your well-being or where you have consented. As such we have established a new Privacy Policy which is available through the website. There are also notices displayed around the practice explaining what we do.

If you have any questions regarding this then please ask at Reception or contact me, Malcolm MacDonald, the Practice Manager.

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