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NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings


 


England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.


 


Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.


 


However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors. 


 


That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected. 


                                                             


Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.


 


The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

Confidentiality & GDPR

ConfidentialityThe new Data Protection rules General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect from 25th May 2018.  The GDPR is something all GP's are working towards and you may see a few changes to the information you are given.  In essence the GDPR ensures that Information Governance and Information Security are at the forefront of any decisions that we make, ensuring your data and information is secure at all times.  We want to reassure patients that that we have always taken Data Protection and Confidentiality extremely seriously and will continue to do so.  

Please see our Privacy Notice here Privacy Notice

Please see our Privacy Notice for Covid-19: 

Supplementary Privacy Notice

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

GDPR Leaflet for Patients

Children's GDPR Privacy Leaflet


 
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