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Data protection for pharmacies

In the first module in a two-part series, Eleanore Beard sets out the current legislative picture around data protection and explains why pharmacies need to understand the underlying principles.

Learning objectives

This module will help you to: 

  • Become more familiar with current data protection legislation
  • Be aware of forthcoming changes to data protection legislation
  • Understand the differences between personal data, special category personal data and health data
  • Understand your obligations under current data protection legislation
  • Ensure your data protection policies are up to date
  • Make sure all members of your team know how to process data in the pharmacy.
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