We are increasing the things we are able to do by text messages. In addition to appointment reminders and invitations we can now send messages that allow patients to reply and/or attach photographs.
Anyone who has a mobile phone number documented on their registration details can receive these messages.
Patients with smartphones can download the Messenger App
New Data Protection Regulations from May 2018 (GDPR)
Under the new data protection regulations introduced from 25th May 2018, we will continue to contact patients via text messages regarding the delivery of care if they have provided consent to do so.
If practices are sending messages about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issue, then this is defined as providing appropriate care for patients, not marketing purposes.
If you would like ot opt out of any future contact via text messaging, then please complete the form and indicate in the marked section.