PATIENT PRIVACY POLICY

WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACY

In order to provide you with the highest standard of dental care, this practice is required to collect personal information from you. This information covers basic details such as your name, address and telephone number but it is also necessary for the dentist to obtain from you details regarding your general health and past medical or surgical events. Without this general health picture, the treating dentist is unable to plan your care properly.

Your records are a confidential document and as such it is a policy of this practice to maintain security of this personal health information at all times, and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of the dental team treating you.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure at all times that the details we keep about you are accurate, complete and up-to-date.

This information will only be used by the treating dentist in order to deliver your care to the highest standards.

You may seek access to the information held about you and we will provide this access without undue delay. This access might be by inspection of your dental records at the time of appointment or by copying of information at other times.

There will be a fee levied to cover the costs associated with the copying of information.

We will protect this information from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

If you have any concerns about any aspects of your privacy please discuss this with the Practice Manager or the Dentist.

WE WILL ACT IN YOUR INTEREST AT ALL TIMES