There has been much hype surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we are pretty certain this will continue long past the implementation date of the 25th May 2018. Hopefully, you will have seen the resources that we have made available for members to help overcome any uncertainties that may exist.
What have we done so far?
In February the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Policy [PLUS] was published, which covers all elements of the GDPR, including terminology, background and build up to GDPR, roles of processors and controllers, access, breaches, consent and much more. Annexes within this policy show how practices can complete data mapping, the DPIA and the DPIA report. There is also a comprehensive checklist to help practices prepare effectively for the GDPR.
In March, Phil, our policy manager produced a video answering questions posted by members in the forum about the GDPR. Questions included consent, DPIAs and fees.
Also in March, the GDPR eLearning course was released, the aim of which was to provide learners with the necessary level of knowledge to ensure they understand the GDPR and how it affects general practice. PLUS members can enrol all surgery staff onto the GDPR course for free.
As a result of updated guidance, the Practice Privacy Notice policy was updated to incorporate the guidance provided by the BMA, including a template for use by practices, ensuring compliance with GDPR requirements.
In April, questions continued to be asked and once again, Phil took to the stage to answer your questions. In this video, Phil talks about Data Protection Officers and fees.
Training is available at your practice or a neighbouring practice on any date that suits you, and is aimed at ensuring you know what you need to know and what your action plan should look like for the GDPR.
What will we continue to do?
We will continue to review the information provided by organisations in relation to the GDPR and update our resources accordingly.
What do we want you to do?
Keep asking questions! Simply post them on the forum here.