All private specialists will soon have to register with the Information Commissioner's Office and ensure that patients' personal information is kept secure, and that you are
aware of how you can access your records. Dr Beeton is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office
(Z1576598) for data protection purposes.
Dr Beeton stores patient medical records in accordance with GDPR 2018. Patient information and clinical records are usually shared with the patient's GP for the
purpose of ongoing treatment and care, unless requested by the patient not to do so. Clinical records are
otherwise not shared with third parties, including family members, medical insurers or employers, unless specifically consented to do so. All Dr Beeton's clinic letters are sent to the patient's
GP and copied to the patient, to ensure continuity of care between the GP service and the private specialist. Please let
us know if you do not consent to us corresponding with your GP.
Dr Beeton operates a paper-reduced office. This means that clinic notes, letters, reports, results and correspondence are stored electronically on a secure
network. We use email and fax wherever possible to reduce our office costs. Clinic letters and
correspondence sent by email will be password protected. Please let us know if you would prefer to receive our
correspondence by post.
All patients are entitled to request a copy of their clinical record. Patients with substantial records may be asked to pay postage for this
Dr Ian Beeton
The Runnymede Hospital