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CCTV Policy

CCTV Policy and Code of Practice

We have installed a CCTV system in our Surgery. Here's some more information about it.
Introduction
Closed circuit television (CCTV) is installed at the Practice premises for the purposes of staff, patient and premises security. Cameras are located at various places on the premises, and images from the cameras are recorded. 
The use of CCTV falls within the scope of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”). This code of practice follows the recommendations issued by the Data Protection Commissioner in accordance with powers under Section 51 (3)(b) of the 1998 Act. 
Why we have installed CCTV

Ensure the safety of patients, personnel and property

Reduce costs of vandalism

Reduce costs of theft or damage to expensive medical equipment and other valuable asset

Protect staff and patients by deterring and resolving disruptive and violent behaviour in waiting rooms and other public access zone

Reduce risk and cost of theft of drugs from surgery

Deter and protect against the threat of patient abductions or abuse

The Practice's CCTV policy

CCTV is in place in the waiting room, reception, dispensary, main entrance and car park

CCTV has been installed solely for the safety and security of our patients and staff

Images are recorded 24 hours a day, seven days a week and stored on the hard drives of the recording devices. The recording devices are situated in locked rooms and only the manager and owners of the practice have access to the recordings. The manager regularly checks that the CCTV devices are working as intended

All CCTV recordings are stored on our recording devices/ hard-drives for 12 weeks before being deleted.

If you require a copy of our policy, please speak to the Practice Manager.



 
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