GDPR: Are you ready?

Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility NHS organisations have taken seriously for a long time.

But requirements are about to increase. From May 2018, we will all need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation. Although this has similarities with the existing UK Data Protection Act, it will extend requirements in some areas. So we need to plan ahead.

We recently offered training courses in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire with Thornfields (First Practice Management) to give an overview of GDPR and its potential implications for General Practice. Following these courses we are sharing some basic templates that may be helpful to your planning: