Possible cervical screening text messaging scam
Public Health England have received reports of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.
Please do not respond to these text messages.
If you are due a smear, please contact us to book an appointment.
In order to provide you with the very best care, all of our doctors, nurses and staff need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. All surgeries in Windsor Ascot and Maidenhead (WAM) have regular training sessions throughout the year and all Practices are closed during these times.
Currently all training days have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
At all times when the Practice is closed emergency advice and assistance is available by calling 111.
GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation
Please see below details on GDPR, and links that comply with these new laws.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. The GDPR and the forthcoming Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, which has yet to be finalised, will replace the current Data Protection Act.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR was designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe. The aim is to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches.
The current DPA dates from the 1990's when organisations held much less data on individuals. As the amount of data held has increased and technology has advanced, so has the risk of cyber crime and data breaches. The GDPR aims to address gaps in current legislation by providing a framework with greater scope and tougher punishments for those who fail to comply.
The key principles of the current DPA remain unchanged, but some areas of legislation have been strengthened.
Like the DPA, the GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of data – a controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. Practices are data controllers.
The data protection officer for our practice is Rachel Procter. If you have any concerns you may contact her through the practice switchboard.