Privacy Notice for Patients

We have put together the relevant procedures and policies to ensure we are GDPR compliant and a copy of our full GDPR policy is available upon request. We have also answered a few frequently asked questions below for your convenience.

What data does Almondsbury Dental Practice store?

In providing your dental care and treatment, we will ask for information about you and your health. Occasionally, we may receive information from other providers who have been involved in providing your care.

Information that we collect

  • Personal details such as your name, date of birth, national insurance number, NHS number, address, telephone number and email address
  • Information about your dental and general health, including Clinical records made by dentists and other dental professionals involved with your care and treatment

What software does Almondsbury Dental Practice use to manage its Data?

We use a custom-made software for dental practices. Your information can only be accessed by those who work at the practice and all staff who have access to your information understand their legal duty to maintain confidentiality and follow practice procedures to ensure this.

What does Almondsbury Dental Practice use your information for?

We only use your information to provide you with the dental care and treatment that you need. We will share your information with the NHS Business Authority, your doctor or other dental or health care professionals, Department of Work and Pensions and its agencies where you are claiming exemptions or remission from NHS Charges or Private dental schemes if you are a member. If required by law, we may need to disclose to HMRC or other law enforcement or government agencies.

We will not sell or forward on the data to any other parties.

How long does Almondsbury Dental Practice keep my information?

We keep your records for 10 years after the date of your last visit to the practice or until you reach 25 years of age, whichever is the longer.

You have the right to access the information that we hold about you and receive a copy, correct any information you believe is inaccurate, stop us using your information or stop us supplying your information electronically to another dentist.