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Recorded Webinar - GP medical records and GDPR

  • Dates: 21 – 21 Mar, 2018

Time: On-Demand
Suitable for: GPs and practice managers
Cost: Free for members
CPD: 1 hour of CPD

Is your practice GDPR-ready?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing existing laws and impacting everyone who has day-to-day responsibility for data protection. 

Presented by medicolegal advisers Dr Rachel Birch and Dr Ewen Ross, this webinar will outline changes in legislation and the obligations that these will place on general practices as data controllers.

Suitable for GPs and practice managers, this live one-hour webinar will help you practically apply the new guidance, using relevant practice scenarios to help you adequately prepare for 25 May.

Webinar objectives:
  • To help you understand the necessary changes following the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations.
  • To increase your awareness of the impact the changes will have to the processing of personal data.
  • Identify key steps you can take now to prepare for 25 May 2018.

Dr Rachel Birch
Medicolegal Adviser

After qualifying in Southampton in 1994 Rachel moved to Edinburgh, working for three years in hospital medicine as an SHO in anaesthetics. She then undertook a self-constructed GP training programme, rotating through many clinical specialties. She has had a successful career in general practice for 13 years, holding positions as a salaried GP in three different practices in central Scotland.

Starting in 2006, Rachel balanced her work as a GP with part-time medicolegal work. In 2015 she left general practice to expand her role in Medical Protection. As a medicolegal adviser based in Edinburgh, she provides advice and support to members in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Rachel gives talks and hosts workshops at Medical Protection events, and smaller local training sessions. She is editor-in-chief for the UK edition of Practice Matters, and writes a regular article for the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) publication. She has also contributed to Casebook in Scotland, Practice Matters in Ireland, Pulse and GP. She also helped develop Medical Protection’s GP Handbook, a valuable online resource developed specifically to support newly qualified GPs.

She has recently written specific articles on how the GDPR will affect general practice for both Practice Matters UK and Pulse.

Dr Ewen Ross
Medicolegal Adviser

Dr Ewen Ross graduated in 2002 with MBChB from the University of Edinburgh. During his medical training he completed an intercalated BSc (Med. Sci.) degree in Anatomical Sciences, graduating in 1999 with 1st class honours, after which he worked as a junior doctor in anaesthetics, intensive care, accident and emergency, paediatrics and medicine.

Ewen went on to complete his training in General Practice, achieving the CCT in General Practice and passing the MRCGP examination with distinction in 2007 after which he began working as a GP locum before securing a partnership in Derbyshire.

Ewen joined Medical Protection as a full time Medicolegal Adviser (MLA) in July 2014, recently completing his coursework for an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics with Leicester De Montfort Law School.

Based in the Leeds office, Ewen’s role as an MLA involves assisting Medical Protection members with a broad range of case types arising from their professional practice, as well as advising members who call the medicolegal advice line. Ewen has also authored articles for Pulse and GP Magazine, delivering on external speaker requests on medicolegal topics and holds stakeholder roles with external organisations.

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  • By Dr.A.Addy, MBBS MSc BSc on 09 June 2018 09:45 I am desperate to partake in as many medical Continuing Professional Development activities as possible - and now seem to be well on course to do better than last year ~ when I secured over accredited 100 C.P.D. points. My most enjoyable engagements are those where I can have the chance to metaphorically think on my feet & contribute evidently spontaneously in a reciprocal manner, with the contemporaneous sharing of my live inputs by hosting event moderators - in anticipation of quick expert replies to my communally disseminated queries. To achieve this, I have been relying on the British Medical Association and the European Society of Cardiology for web-linked certified interactive seminars (and the majority of displayed comments in all 3 B.M.A. webinars this week appeared generated by me - though I previous got some rewarding international audiovisual publicity during live specialist E.S.C. webinars). Regrettably, these are the only web-seminars that I get notified to join. So I am disappointed in missing this M.P.S. [sorry "Medical Protection"] on-line meeting. I'm so grateful to you for all your help since I was a medical student, and would be honoured to be welcomed to give something back as an expression of my gratitude for this appreciable privilege! Apologies for asking, but do please forgive me > I'd be much obliged if you can kindly inform me in advance of the timings of all your free future C.P.D. sessions where I could be involved. If acceptable with you, I will convey the fruits of my education to my fellow Doctors - esp. as I am uniquely the only non-senior Dr. who is elected to the entrusted Council of our Hull Medical Society
  • By Alice on 22 March 2018 12:47

    Thanks for all your interest in yesterday's GDPR webinar. A recording of the webinar is now available for members on PRISM, our online learning platform. Log in here:

    I hope this is helpful. With best wishes, The Web Team.

  • By Dr Alya Aman on 21 March 2018 02:14 Can i view get some email advice online learning about GDPR for primary care please as i cannot do this webinar 
  • By Janette Jones on 19 March 2018 09:26 Is this webinar full? I tried to register and received a reply saying 'this event is unavailable'
  • By MN on 16 March 2018 09:38 Any other (day time) sessions planned?
  • By Kerry on 15 March 2018 11:51 As above webinar in work times please
  • By Shahda Chaudhry on 14 March 2018 12:08 Please can you offer this during the day? 
  • By BALWINDER on 14 March 2018 11:57


  • By BAL on 14 March 2018 11:42 YES DAY TIME BE GOOD
  • By bal on 14 March 2018 11:40 yes during day time will help
  • By Gillian Revie on 14 March 2018 11:18

    Morning would be preferable if possible

  • By Lutfiye Gurses on 14 March 2018 09:15 Plesae could you run this in the morning as the hours are not suitable
  • By Raksha on 13 March 2018 07:28

    Would prefer to run it during day time please.

    Thank you

  • By Emma Flores on 13 March 2018 04:42 I too would be interested in a day-time seminar if possible please.  Thank you.
  • By Rani Sundaram on 13 March 2018 12:55

    I would also be interested to know if you run this webinar during the day.

    Many thanks


  • By Anne Tinsdeall on 08 March 2018 09:07

    Hi, as above would prefer during the day if possible.

  • By Alice on 07 March 2018 03:44 Thanks for your post Belinda, and for your interest in the webinar. I'm not sure whether we intend to repeat this webinar, but we'll definitely let you know if we do. This webinar, however, will be recorded and will be available on PRISM, our online learning platform, shortly after the event so you can watch this at any time.  I hope this is helpful. With best wishes, The Web Team.
  • By Belinda on 07 March 2018 03:42

    I would prefer a day time session please

    Thank you


  • By Alice on 07 March 2018 03:38 Thanks for your comments, and for your interest in the webinar. This webinar will be recorded and will be available on PRISM, our online learning platform, shortly after the event. I hope this is helpful. With best wishes, The Web Team.
  • By Dr Carole Pinder on 07 March 2018 03:06 Will there be a podcast to access later on? 
  • By Lizzie Lister on 07 March 2018 02:16 I too would be interested in a day-time seminar if possible please.  Thank you.
  • By Beryl Forde on 07 March 2018 10:56 Same as all previous comments.  Will this be run during the day at any point please?  Beryl
  • By Dr Carole Pinder on 07 March 2018 10:35 Is there any way I could access this after the event as I am not available to watch it on the night?
  • By Deborah on 07 March 2018 09:27 Same as above, will you be running a webinar during the day, rather than in an evening. Many thanks Deborah
  • By Caroline Hoffbrand on 07 March 2018 08:04 Is there a way to record it. I cant watch at that time ( birthday dinner)? A daytime screening would be better. Caroline
  • By Lisa Cooper on 07 March 2018 07:54 As above, will you be running this during the day at any point?lisa
  • By Julia Mercer on 06 March 2018 09:22

    I would also be interested to know if you run this webinar during the day

    With Thanks


  • By Aderinsola Aminu on 06 March 2018 08:50 Interested in webinar.
  • By Mrs J on 06 March 2018 05:51 I too would like to see the GDPR Webinar run during day times. Also to be able to access it after the evet please.
  • By Donna Feltcher on 06 March 2018 04:37

    Can we access the webinar form home. 

  • By Christine Connolly on 06 March 2018 01:07 Please can you let me know if you run this webinar during the day rather than in the evening, many thanks Christine
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