General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. 

GDPR is designed to strengthen individuals' rights with regards to their information. In simple terms, it means there will be a new set of standards to strengthen the control of people have over their personal data.

There are lots of similarities between the Data Protection Act and GDPR, but there will also be a range of new definitions, requirements of data controllers and processors, regulatory powers, and rights of individuals. 

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is currently preparing for the implementation of the new regulations.

 

Who is responsible for data protection at the Trust?

The acting data protection officer is Barbara Tringham, head of information, clinical coding and medical records. You can contact her at barbara.tringham@nhs.net or alternatively you can contact Byron Charlton, head of information governance and assurance at byron.charlton@nhs.net or 020 8333 3000 x 8650.