The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are effective in the UK from the 25th May 2018. The GDPR and the forthcoming Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 which has yet to finalised, will replace the current Data Protection Act.
The GDPR are designed to harmonise data privacy law across Europe. The aim is to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches.
The key principles of the current DPA remain unchanged, but some areas of legislation have been strengthened. As the practice data handling policies and procedures were already designed to be compliant with the DPA, very little has changed. We have however issued a new Privacy Notice with the assistance of the NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit to explain what we do in more detail.
How we use your information
Page updated 24.05.18