GDPR First Foot Clinic Privacy Policy/Code of Practice

Access to your records
You have the right of access to the data that we hold about you and to receive a copy. Parents may access their child’s records if this is in the child’s best interests and not contrary to a competent child’s wishes. Formal applications for access must be in writing to The Practice Manager.

If you do not agree
If you do not wish personal data that we hold about you to be disclosed or used in the way that is described in this Code of Practice, please discuss the matter with your dentist. You have the right to object; however, this may affect our ability to provide you with podiatry care.

You have a right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Security of information
Personal data about you is held in the practice’s computer system and/or in a locked manual filing system. The information is only accessible to authorized team members. Our computer system has secure audit trails and we back up information routinely in encrypted formats.

Why do we hold information about you?
We need to keep comprehensive and accurate personal data about patients to provide you with safe and appropriate podiatry care. We will ask you yearly to update your medical history and contact details.

What personal data do we hold?
To provide patients with a high standard of Podiatry care and attention, we need to hold their personal information. This personal data can include:

Retaining information
We will retain your Podiatry records while you are a practice patient and after you cease to be a patient, for at least eleven years, or for children until age 25, whichever is the longer.