From May 25 2018 there will be a new set of regulations that ensure that all of our personal information will be protected.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will replace the existing Data Protection Act of 1998 and will bring the regulations up to date and help protect our personal information from our ever expanding digital footprint.
At various times during your interaction with Holistic Therapy Ealing, you will be asked to provide personal information. This document tells you what information we request and why we need it, what information is stored, and how we process it.
By using this website or sending us an email you consent to the collection and use of information by Holistic Therapy Ealing.
Your Initial Consultation
We require your full name, address and date of birth so that we can identify your medical records correctly (as these are legal documents) and also to identify you correctly in any necessary correspondence with 3rd parties that you authorise. Should your name (eg. marriage) or address change, it is important that you let us know so that we can ensure your records are updated. We request your email address and telephone number(s) in order to contact you regarding your appointments, or with appointment reminders, or relating to your treatment at the Holistic Therapy Ealing. Should these details change, it is important that you let us know so that we can ensure your records are updated. We do NOT share or pass on these personal details to any 3rd party. You are not obliged to provide your email address or telephone contact details. And if, subsequently, you would like us to remove your email address and telephone number(s) from our database, let us know, and we shall do so within 5 working days. Please note that, without this information, we would be unable to contact you should we need to inform you of a change to your appointment in the event that your therapist is unavailable to see you. If you choose not to receive an appointment email reminder, and you miss your appointment, you will be charged the full fee, for the missed appointment.
We may also use your personal details to contact you (by post, email or text) with information, such as newsletters, that you may find of interest regarding our services or of a general healthcare matter, or with requests for feedback. We would seek your consent prior to doing so, and you may subsequently withdraw your consent if you wish – simply let us know, and we shall stop doing so within 5 working days.
Your Medical Records
We are legally required to record essential clinical information that we take from you during your initial consultation and each subsequent appointment to enable us to make an accurate diagnosis of your problem(s) and to formulate an appropriate treatment and management plan. These records are held on paper, not in electronic form, and you may request a copy at any time. We aim to provide you with a copy within 5 working days of your request and will always comply with the statutory maximum of 30 days. There is no charge for a copy of these records. Your medical records, and any correspondence such as referral letters and reports based on their contents, are not shared with or passed on to any 3rd party, with the exception of: other healthcare professionals such as your GP or consultant; if ownership of this practice passes to another therapist; your insurance company or legal representatives in the case of a medico-legal investigation. We would not do so without your consent. We store copies of any medical correspondence in paper form and stored in a locked filing cabinet, accessible only to therapist at the Holistic Therapy Ealing. Statutory minimum storage times for medical records and associated correspondence are seven years after the date of the last appointment. In the case of minors records must be kept until the patient reaches the age of twenty-five (seven years after reaching eighteen).
We store your name, address, date of birth, and (when provided) your email address and contact telephone numbers in a clinical audit database, along with information regarding your presenting complaint including diagnosis, duration and severity of symptoms, and response to treatment. The database is password protected and held on a secure server, accessible only to therapist at the Holistic Therapy Clinic. We store information in the clinical database for same duration as your medical records.
The Holistic Therapy Ealing is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, registration number ZA343558.
If you feel that the Holistic Therapy Ealing have not managed your personal information correctly, please contact us, and we shall endeavour to address your concern immediately.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
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For further information regarding the storage and processing of your personal data, or if you feel that there is an error in the data we hold, or if you would like us to remove your contact details from our database, please contact the practice manager, Kate Kotlarska on 07899737421 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the above address.
Holistic Therapy Ealing