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 PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. 

THE LINK FOR BOOKING/CANCELLING/APPOINTMENTS IS https://myvisiononline.co.uk/vpp/login.jsp   . You will be asked to register, you can do this by coming into the surgery, completing a form and supplying proof of ID and address.  This is for your own security

Data Protection - Please make sure we have your up to date contact details, mobile/home phone numbers, email address etc and you are happy to be contacted by them


 

We are open at 7am on Wednesdays

The Surgery is closed every Wednesday 12.30 to 1.30pm for Staff Training

When the surgery is closed - For medical advice dial 111 or in an emergency dial 999

The Emergency Surgery is only for use by patients who are  already registered with the Practice

GDPR

WHAT IS GDPR?

GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed, kept safe and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25 May 2018. GDPR will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 which the practice already complies with but strengthens many of it’s principles.

WHAT GDPR WILL MEAN FOR PATIENTS/STAFF

YOUR DATA:

  • must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently.
  • collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes.
  • must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed.
  • must be accurate and kept up to date.
  • must be held securely.
  • It can only be retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected.

PATIENTS/STAFF RIGHTS

  • Being informed about how their data is used.
  • To have access to their own data.
  • To ask to have incorrect information changed.
  • To restrict how their data is used.
  • Move their patients/staff data from one organisation to another.
  • To object to their personal information being processed (in certain circumstances).

THE MAIN CHANGES ARE:

  • The Practice must comply with Subject Access Requests - a written signed request from an individual to see what information is held about them - like where we require your consent to process data. This must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.
  • New special protection for personal data.
  • The Information Commissioner’s Office must be notified within 72 hours of a data breach.
  • Higher fines for data breaches.

Privacy Statement Leith Surgery participation in research

As a practice, we feel that research is essential for progress in healthcare and is considerable benefit to individual patients and the public as a whole. We regularly take part in research studies with the help of experienced NHS staff who search medical records for people who might be suitable so that we can write to them asking if they are interested in taking part.

 

No personal identifiable data is removed from the NHS or provided to any researchers without specific consent from patients.

 

Patients have the right to opt out of being contacted about research studies.

Please let the reception staff or your GP know if you wish to opt out

 

 

 



 
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