CHURCH VIEW FAMILY PRACTICE
CONSENT TO CONTACT YOU BY SMS TEXT MESSAGES AND EMAIL
We want to communicate with our patients in the most effective way possible. We are therefore introducing SMS text messaging and email as additional methods of contact. This allows the doctors and other staff in the practice to send a message to you directly from our clinical system with a copy of the message automatically being saved in your medical record. This will allow outgoing messages only.
In order to ensure we comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we are asking for your written consent for us to contact you by SMS text message and email.
If you give your consent please remember that it is your responsibility to keep your phone secure and control access to your SMS text messages and email.
- Keep in mind that an unlocked mobile phone means that others could have access to your information. FOR SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION IT IS ADVISED TO HAVE YOUR PHONE LOCKED WITH A PASSCODE, PIN CODE, FINGERPRINT or other security measure.
- Remember it is important to keep us updated of any changes to your mobile number including: the phone being passed on, sold or stolen, to ensure the security of any information we may be forwarding to your number.
- Please be aware of your text message settings – keep in mind that messages may appear as a notification on your lock screen or on a linked device such as a PC or tablet.
If you consent to us contacting you by SMS text messaging and email PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
I give consent for CHURCH VIEW FAMILY PRACTICE to send SMS text messages / emails to me using the details below and understand that it is my responsibility to keep these details up to date with the practice and to keep my phone and my messages secure. I give consent for the surgery to send a message about any aspect of my medical treatment or dealings with the practice.
If I DO NOT receive a result by text please be aware that it is my responsibility to contact the practice to receive my test results. If I change my contact details it is my responsibility to update the practice as soon as possible.
This service is only available for patients over 18 year of age.
If you DO NOT want to avail of our text messaging service, please Print this form, complete & return to the Practice.
Decline Text / Email consent form