Telephone calls to and from patients to healthcare organisations may be recorded for legitimate reasons, for example, for medico-legal purposes, staff training, and audit, provided all reasonable steps are taken to inform callers that their call will be recorded.
The Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership’s telephone system records all calls in and out of both the Pewsey surgery and the Marlborough surgery for training and monitoring purposes.
The recordings cannot be accessed by any unauthorised personnel and requests to access the call recordings have to go through the Management Team for case by case authorisation. Recordings of calls made and received by The Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership may also be used to support the learning and development of our staff and to improve the service we provide to our patients. They may also be used when reviewing incidents, compliments or complaints.
Call recordings will be managed in the same way as all other personal information processed by us and in line with all current legislation.