Understanding the GDPR: Accountability and data breaches

Understanding the GDPR: Accountability and data breaches

In the third of our series on understanding the GDPR, Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines the principle of accountability and the action practices should take in the event of a data breach.

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Understanding the GDPR: Subject access requests

Understanding the GDPR: Subject access requests

In the second of our series on understanding the GDPR, Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines what action practices should take when they receive requests for copies of medical records after 25 May 2018.

Online access to patient records

Online access to patient records

Growing public awareness about the rights to access data as the GDPR is introduced means practices may be faced with more requests from patients to access medical records online, explains the MDU's medico-legal adviser, Dr Carol Chu.

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Guide to practice mergers: Engaging with patients during a merger

Merging practices should obtain patient feedback and keep all stakeholders informed. Dee Lynes provides 10 top tips on how to do this.

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of 2018/19 GP contract for England

Details of the GP contract for England in 2018/19 have been announced, which will deliver a 1% pay increase for GPs and a 3% uplift to cover rises in expenses.


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What practices need to do under the GDPR

What practices need to do under the GDPR

Both the BMA and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have released guidance on the GDPR in general practice. Medeconomics provides a summary, with links to useful resources.

What does the GDPR mean for GP practices as employers?

What does the GDPR mean for GP practices as employers?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to data practices hold about employees as well as patients. Fionnuala O'Donnell explains what this means.

GDPR: Can patients amend their records?

GDPR: Can patients amend their records?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to come into force, practices could find themselves fielding more queries from patients concerned about the contents of their medical records. The MDU's Dr Carol Chu explains patients' rights.

Understanding the GDPR: Lawful processing of personal data

Understanding the GDPR: Lawful processing of personal data

In the first part of a new series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection explains what practices need to know about the legal basis for processing personal data and privacy notices.


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