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Changes to data protection law – what we’re doing
You’ve probably already heard a lot about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in your own organisation, but for our part we’re working to ensure that Wickham Surgery is ready for the changes to data protection law, which will come into full effect on 25 May 2018.
Some of the pages on our webiste will change to ensure they’re compliant with GDPR and will clarify what happens to personal data once it has been inputted into our system. The pages that are changing include:
- Privacy notice
- Acceptable use policy
Our Staff have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times. The Practice operates a zero tolerance policy with regard to physical and verbal abuse towards any member of staff and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. On these rare occasions we have the right to remove the patient from our Practice list.
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available.
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Wickham Surgery offers appointments until 7pm on Tuesdays and 8.30am - 12pm on Saturdays. Other appointments will either take place at Badger Farm Surgery or Andover War Memorial Hospital. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess.
(Site updated 21/05/2018)