Your privacy is very important to us.
The Caldicott Principles were developed in 1997 following a review of how patient information was handled across the NHS. We adhere to the Caldicott principles which are designed to safeguard all of those who use our service - https://www.igt.hscic.gov.uk/C...
As an NHS DAC we distribute prescriptions in a similar way to a high street pharmacy. We conform to strict standards and regulations which govern the way we operate and, crucially, the way we protect sensitive patient data. In practical terms, being a DAC means that as well as dispensing appliances we are obliged to support self-care, promote healthy lifestyles, exhibit clinical governance and advise on the utilisation, storage, and disposal of appliances. We are contracted to provide advanced services as an NHS contractor and as part of this service, we offer our customers the opportunity to have an Appliance Usage Review (AUR) should they wish. Being a DAC, we adhere to a specific set of regulations.
We are in the process of applying for CQC registration to emphasise our commitment to providing a safe, ethical and quality service.
We have conducted a Privacy Impact Assessment in line with GDPR 2018
As a requirement we collate evidence annually showing our ongoing compliance in adhering to NHS IG regulations - https://www.igt.hscic.gov.uk/
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. It is an essential step forward in enhancing the privacy and security of personal data. The GDPR will be regulated and enforced in the UK by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Financial services firms will need to consider how the GDPR will apply to them, and ensure that they are ready to comply with the regulations from May 2018.
Here at Countrywide Supplies we welcome the introduction of this regulation. We are fully committed to ensuring our customer data is handled in accordance with the law and personal data is processed in accordance with article 5 of GDPR:
This Policy explains how Countrywide Supplies processes your personal data, and what we do to protect your data and respect your right to privacy in the best possible way.Learn More
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