Your local GP practice is undertaking a new initiative to digitise your GP paper records. This simply means scanning the current paper copy to create a new digital copy which can be kept in your main GP record. Paper copies will then be destroyed.
We would like to assure patients that a full assessment of how your data will be managed and kept secure has been undertaken with the advice of our Data Protection Officer. We have taken steps to make sure that the copies created are of good quality and accurate.
We have ensured a contract is in place between the GP practice and the provider of the scanning services and we have performed checks on the provider of the service and the secure sharing and storage of patient data. You can find out more about the provider at www.ironmountain.com.