GDPR and Dentistry
The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) aims to make organisations more accountable in the way they collect, store and use data, and how decisions are made, as well as ensuring transparency.
Many high-street dentists are actually in a good position to deal with the requirements of the GDPR, as dentistry has been a heavily regulated profession and many practice owners already follow stringent data protection procedures and have robust policies in place.
However, there are some strengthened and new layers of compliance that will be required and you need to ensure that you have all the right structures and systems in place before the 25 May 2018, to ensure you will be complying when the new regulation takes effect.
This legislation will affect dentists working in all four of the UK countries – if you are not complying you could be liable for a hefty fine
This link to the BDA website gives more information here: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and dentistry
and full details from the ICO (Information Commissioner Office) here: Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Preparing for GDPR – 12 steps