Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

Data Sharing

SMS Texting

If you provide us with a mobile contact number, we may from time to time send you SMS messages or emails which relate directly to your healthcare. Texts / emails may be regarding appointment confirmations, cancellations and reminders of annual clinics or signpost beneficial services which relate directly to your healthcare.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation the lawful basis for this action is defined as:

Article 6(1)(e) ‘…necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority…’; and

Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...” 

At the time of General Data Protection Regulation introduction (25th May 2018) We sent out texts to ask our patients if they would like to continue receiving SMS texts from the practice (no further action was necessary if this was ok with you).  Should you wish to change your mind at any time, then please contact the practice directly.

The software which the practice uses in conjunction with SMS texting is called MJOG This software securely connects to the practice clinical system in order to query the mobile number held in the contact details portion of your clinical record.

Data Sharing