Website Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

In line with GDPR guidance we are ensuring that we have all relevant compliances in relation to Data Protection in place.

 

Park Medical Practice wants to ensure the highest standard of medical care for our patients.  We understand that confidentiality is a fundamental principle of medical ethics and is central to the trust between patients and doctors.  The privacy practices we adopt in our practice are in line with the Medial Council guidelines, the privacy principles of Data Protection legislation.  We see our patients consent as being the key factor in dealing with their health information. Please read our website privacy policy and legal notice below. 

Here at Park Medical Practice we take your privacy seriously.  The information below sets out information in relation to data protection and how the practice operates. 

What information do we collect about you?

When you attend or register with us as a patient, we collect the personal details specified in the patient registration form.  With your prior knowledge and consent, we may take up copies of your medical records from a previous GP etc.  Your GP is also likely to receive updates from other health professionals, hospitals etc. involved in your treatment and care. 

Why do we collect this information?

We collect this information to provide appropriate treatment and services to you and to ensure your continuity of care and patient safety.   We also collect information when required to by law.

 

On what basis do we process this information?

Your personal information is mostly collected directly from you and processed by us with your knowledge and express consent.  You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information at any time.  Sometimes, we need to process your personal information to fulfil a legal contract between you and Park Medical Practice.  For example, we will process your laser/credit card details in order to take payment etc.

Sometimes, your personal information may be processed in accordance with Park Medical Practice’s legal obligations, e.g. mandatory reporting obligations in relation to infectious diseases etc.  Where possible, your personal information will be anonymised beforehand.

Your personal information may need to be shared within the healthcare team and support staff in order to provide safe and effective care to you.  your personal information is only accessible by staff as necessary for the fulfilment of their legitimate employment and professional duties.  

 

Who will we share your information with?

We may share your information with other healthcare professionals and third party service providers e.g. laboratories when it is necessary and appropriate for your treatment and care.  We share such information strictly on the basis that it will be kept confidential.  

 

How long do we keep hold of your information?

We retain records in accordance with the National Hospitals Office (NHO) code of practice for Healthcare Records Management which can be viewed at www.hse.ie.

 

Date Protection Controller 

  Dr Gary Stack and Dr Fidelma Cronin are the data protection controllers at Park Medical Practice. Any queries, concerns or requests to exercise your rights under Data Protection legislation may be addressed to parkmedicalpractice@gmail.com

Please keep us up to date with your contact details, new address, contact number etc. 

PARK MEDICAL PRACTICE

CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT – CHILDRENS FIRST ACT 2015

 

What is Children First?

Children First refers to Children First:  National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017) and the Children First Act 2015.  It is a generic term used to encompass the guidance, the legislation and the implementation of both.

The Children First Act 2015 places elements of the children First Guidance on a statutory footing.   The date for full commencement was 11th December 2017.

What is the role of GPs at the Park Medical Practice under Children First?

Our commitment to safeguarding children – We have responsibilities to all our patients; children First states that the welfare of a child must be paramount.

The Practice will:

  • Recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations;

  • Fully comply with its statutory obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and other relevant legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children;

  • Fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters;

  • Adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;

  • Develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage parental involvement in the treatment and medical care of their children; and

  • Fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.

 

Whenever we become concerned that a child may be at risk of, or the subject of, abuse of any kind, we will discuss these concerns with Tulsa and follow all necessary procedures with Tulsa – Child and Family Agency without delay.

This Child Safeguarding statement will be reviewed annually and is supported by a risk assessment.

Dr Gary Stack, Dr Fidelma Cronin and Dr Andrew 0' Regan