In order to deliver healthcare treatment, we need to collect and process personal data.
This data is used only for the following reasons:
We have a legal obligation to maintain medical notes in order to provide you with treatment.
- In the administration of the practice to provide you with an efficient service. This includes changes to scheduled appointments and/or appointment reminders. We may occasionally also wish to update you with information regarding the practice. This constitutes Legitimate Interest under the General Data Protection Regulation.
- It is a legal requirement that this data is stored for a number of years (which can vary depending on the persons age and circumstances but will be for a minimum of 7 years). After this period you can ask us to delete your records if you wish. Otherwise, we will retain your records indefinitely in order that we can provide you with the best possible care should you need to see us at some future date.
- We take your privacy seriously and take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of your data. Your data will only be available to relevant staff within the practice and will not be shared with any other organization. However, we may ask for your permission to share certain information with your GP or other healthcare professional where we feel it would be in your best interests to do so.
At The Foot Health Practice we are committed to providing exeptional care. When patients fail to attend an appointment, or cancel with insufficient notice, this often prevents another patient from being seen. Broken appointments also add significantly to our costs.
Please give at least 24 hours notice prior to your scheduled appointment if you wish to cancel. Failure to give adequate notice may result in a charge being made.
We use the following cookies:
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Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
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