MOSS GROVE DENTAL PRACTICE
PRACTICE INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY
Moss Grove Dental Practice is committed to ensuring the security of personal
data held by the Practice. This objective is achieved by every member of the
Practice team complying with this policy.
Confidentiality (see also the Practice Confidentiality Policy)
information is monitored and breaches of security will be dealt with swiftly by
Kim Pickering (Practice owner/principal dentist)
reviewed, updated and deleted in a confidential manner when no longer
required. For example, we keep patient records for at least 11 years or until
the patient is aged 25 – whichever is the longer.
Physical Security Measures
circumstances and when authorised by Kim Pickering. If personal data
is taken from the premises it must never be left unattended in a car or in a
by patients or visitors to the Practice.
the use of intruder alarms, lockable windows and doors.
includes procedures set out for protecting and restoring personal data.
Information held on Computer
example the use of passwords and encryption. Passwords are only known to
those who require access to the information, are changed on a regular basis
and are not written down or kept near or on the computer for others to see.
fire proof container, off-site. Back-ups are also tested at prescribed intervals
to ensure that the information being stored is usable - should it be needed.
unintentional deletion or corruption of information.
erasure or overwriting of data. The system records details of any
amendments made to data, who made them and when.
This statement has been issued to existing staff who have access to personal data
at the Practice and will be given to new staff during induction. Should any staff
have concerns about the security of personal data within the practice they should
contact Kim Pickering.