Solihull Dental Centre and Implant Clinic is commited to complying with the requirements of the legislation of the governing patient confidentiliaty including: Access to health records 1990, Caldicott Guidelines 1997, Confidentiality Code of practice 1998, Data Protection act 1998 and the GDC standards for Dental Proffesionals 2005 on principals of patient confidentiality.
For the purpose of this policy, confidential information is defined as personal information provided by an individual in confidence, including but not limited to, such details as name, age, address, personal circumstances, race, health, sexuality, etc. Note that even the fact that a patient attends the practice is confidential. This information may be supplied or stored in any medium and includes images, videos, health records, computer records or verbal.
All staff members are aware of their responsibilites for safeguarding patient confidentiality and keeping information secure and have received appropriate training on the legislation requirements to ensure that:
The practice treats serious breaches of confidentiality very seriously. No team member shall knowingly misuse any confidential information or allow others to do so. Non-compliance with this policy may result in a diciplinary action.