How we use your information
The Rycote Practice, like all NHS organisations is bound by strict rules about the data we hold about you and how we use it - historically this has been underpinned by the Data Protection Act.
On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. This has introduced a new era of data protection and privacy in a modern world, creating new and strengthening existing rights and providing a new guideline for the way organisations protect and manage data. The new regulation will help to update data protection standards to fit with today’s technology; whilst remaining broad to ensure the fundamental rights of individuals are protected throughout future waves of innovation. This applies to all EU citizens and will continue to apply under UK law when we leave the European Union.
GDPR requires that;
- Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
- It must be collected for a specific, explicit and legitimate purpose
- It must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed
- Information must be accurate and kept up to date
- Data must be held securely
- It can only be retained for as long as necessary for the reasons that it was collected.
The new regulation aims to empower people to take control of their own data, provides individuals with new rights regarding their personal data and requires organisations to demonstrate that they comply with the new law.
The attached document entitled How we use your information.docx provides a summary of the information we hold about you, how we use it and explains your rights in respect of this data.
Improving Access for Patients
As part of the Government's pledge to provide 7 day care, we are offering additional appointments on some weekday evenings and some weekends. South east Oxfordshire practices are working in partnership to open until 8pm on weekdays and for three hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings offering, routine pre-bookable appointments to all patients.
You can read more about these appointments and when The Rycote Practice will be open by clicking here.
Excellent Care by Working Together
At The Rycote Practice we believe in providing modern healthcare based on traditional values. We feel that we can deliver the best possible care by working together with patients, relatives and other healthcare professionals. With this in mind, every patient is under the care of a usual doctor here at Thame Health Centre so that you can see someone who knows you each time you come in. We will discuss the latest treatments and ensure that you receive the care that is best for you.
The Rycote Practice is a member of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
(Site updated 05/07/2018)