Appointment information Covid-19
Please and kindly observe the necessary protocols we have put in place for staff and patient safety.
Pre-appointment Screening and Patient Communication
We will be using digital forms, where possible. Please complete your online forms via your email reminder before your appointment. This is especially important as there are Covid-19 questions which allows us to determine any risk and schedule appointments accordingly to reduce the spread of infection.
Whenever possible, the appointments will be staggered to allow time for thorough cleaning and facilitate social distancing between cases.
Arrival at the practice and the Check-in Process
Please still wear a facemask and sanitise your hands before entering.
If you pay for your dental treatment, please bring your debit card so you can make a contactless payment. You may check if you are entitled to free dental treatment here https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-dental-costs/free-nhs-dental-treatment
Please enter the practice at the time of your appointment to ensure adequate social distancing.
Please use the toilet before leaving home. Please arrive on time for your appointment. Patients who arrive late will not be able to be seen due to additional measures in place.
You must attend the practice alone, unless you require a carer
You will be asked to use an alcohol based hand sanitiser upon arrival
Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment, please don’t be alarmed by this! It is for your safety and ours.
Preparation for treatment
Please avoid touching your face/ eyes and mouth when in the practice.
The dentist will remove and replace any dentures.
During your treatment we will wear the necessary personal protective equipment.
Upon completion of your treatment
Your dentist will provide any after care advice, this may also be emailed to you if you have had an extraction and is available on our website in the Patient Information section.
Please sanitise your hands upon departure.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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General Dental Council
We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the Law. Types of Personal Data The practice holds personal data in the following categories: 1. Patient clinical and health data and correspondence. 2. Staff employment data. 3. Contractors’ data. Why we process Personal Data (what is the “purpose”) “Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data. 1. Patient data is held for the purpose of providing patients with appropriate, high quality, safe and effective dental care and treatment. 2. Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation and Pensions law. 3. Contractors’ data is held for the purpose of managing their contracts. What is the Lawful Basis for processing Personal Data? The Law says we must tell you this: 1. We hold patients’ data because it is in our Legitimate Interest to do so. Without holding the data we cannot work effectively. (Also, we must hold data on NHS care and treatment as it is a Public Task required by law). 2. We hold staff employment data because it is a Legal Obligation for us to do so. 3. We hold contractors’ data because it is needed to Fulfil a Contract with us. Who might we share your data with? We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so. 1. Patient data may be shared with other healthcare professionals who need to be involved in your care (for example if we refer you to a specialist or need laboratory work undertaken). 2. Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC. Your Rights You have the right to: 1. Be informed about the personal data we hold and why we hold it. 2. Access a copy of your data that we hold by contacting us directly: we will acknowledge your request and supply a response within one month or sooner. 3. Check the information we hold about you is correct and to make corrections if not 4. Have your data erased in certain circumstances. 5. Transfer your data to someone else if you tell us to do so and it is safe and legal to do so. 6. Tell us not to actively process or update your data in certain circumstances. How long is the Personal Data stored for? 1. We will store patient data for as long as we are providing care, treatment or recalling patients for further care. We will archive (that is, store it without further action) for as long as is required for legal purposes as recommended by the NHS or other trusted experts recommend. 2. We must store employment data for six years after an employee has left. 3. We must store contractors’ data for seven years after the contract is ended. What if you are not happy or wish to raise a concern about our data processing? You can complain in the first instance to us, our Data protection Officer, Nicola Keogh, who will do her best to resolve the matter. If this fails, you can complain to the Information Commissioner at ww.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123 1113.