Historically we have requested all suitable patients attend annually for a COPD review in which we assess the current severity of their COPD using a "MRC questionnaire". The submitted data allows us to assess which patients would benefit from further assesment and / or changes to their current treatment regime. We are therefore now offering patients with respiratory problems the option of submitting their data online.
Although sending information across the Internet means that privacy of data cannot be absolutely guaranteed,
our online forms offer high levels of security. The forms use HTTPS and TLS (using a 2048 bit certificate) to
encrypt data sent to and from your computer when using the site and our server environment is PCI DSS certified -
the highest standard of security associated with e-commerce and online finance solutions.
Form submissions are stored on the server for 28 days and are encrypted and secured with a private key known only by the GP Practice.
Should you have any concerns about sending your personal details using the web,
please use one of the alternative methods offered by our organisation.