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An unaddressed data breach is likely to have a significant effect on individuals, and can result in heavy fines for those responsible.
Practices must be mindful of a number of fundamental requirements in order to comply with the legislation.
Here are some things independent practitioners should consider regarding data protection.
Explaining the changes to data protection law introduced as a result of the GDPR and Data Protection Act.
A patient visited her GP, extremely anxious about a forthcoming family court appearance that she was unwilling to attend.
Healthcare assistants can administer flu vaccines, provided robust protocols are in place that follow the legal framework.
If we truly value its contribution, the NHS and its workforce must now be shielded from the additional burden of coronavirus civil claims, says Dr Christine Tomkins.
Many doctors who have gone through clinical litigation tell us that coping with personal feelings is perhaps the most difficult aspect of this stressful time.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the UK, all four jurisdictions have now taken legal measures to add coronavirus to the list of notifiable diseases.