• 27 JUL 17

    Protecting Our Patients

    Root Canal Specialist London

    EndoCare’s Dr Michael Sultan recently wrote an article looking into the legality of ‘informed consent’ in the healthcare profession, after questions were raised about the deal made between the NHS and Google’s DeepMind system.

    It has now been found by the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) that this deal, which utilised the confidential records of more than 1.6 million UK patients, was indeed illegal – and a direct breach of the UK’s privacy laws.

    The issue was that those patients whose data was taken had not been properly informed about how and where their information would be used. Initially, Google had defended this breach of trust by suggesting the information had been given on the basis of ‘implied consent’ but, as Dr Sultan pointed out in his article, this is a very difficult issue and could compromise the trust between the healthcare services and patients.

    But now the ICO has confirmed that, implied consent or not, the information was used illegally. In a statement, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham said, “The price of innovation does not need to be the erosion of fundamental privacy rights” – which is a message that dental professionals should well consider, particularly since dentistry is advancing rapidly and new technology is becoming increasingly available in practice. We should all stop and ask ourselves whether the latest gadget will help the patient or ourselves – and if it is not the patient, perhaps we should reconsider making the investment at all.

    The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, the hospital in questions, has promised to tackle any ‘shortcomings’ in data handling in the future – but their mistake stands a stark reminder of the importance of protecting our patients and putting their well being first at all times.

    EndoCare: offering you an outstanding 7 day a week endodontic service – with a highly experience specialist team dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care to all patients

     

    Root Canal Specialist London

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We are now open on Weekends. If you need to see a Root Canal Dentist on Saturday or Sunday then we are now open. For details of our new weekend opening hours please contact us now.

Patient Testimonials

Just a quick but BIG thank you all for making what was a frightening and miserable procedure into an experience I could hanle. If there had been more people like you all, I would have a much healthier mouth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your kindness is much ...

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Georgia F
This is just to thank you for the root-canal treatment which you carried out on my tooth last Tuesday afternoon. All has now settled down and I can chew on the tooth as normal. I think that we both had a tough ninety minutes last Tuesday but for me it ...

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David Thomson
Thank you for treating my dental pain, it was a great relief! Thank you also for the care I received while visiting your practice.

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Fraser Gray
Thankyou so much for once again saving a difficult tooth!!  Another thankyou is due to you for your gift to my daughter of the recipe book written by your aunt. Noelle returned to Dubai with the book firmly tucked under her arm. She returns in July for the summer and ...

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Sheila Ferris
Thank you so much for looking after our nanny Noelia! Thank you also for offering her such a generous discount for your excellent treatment. She asked me to pass on her thanks also. With best wishes.

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Quentin McCoach
Just to say thanks for the coffees & friendly, supportive chats. You certainly helped to take the edge off a stressful time for us.

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Rod & Sue Witheridge
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mr. Sultan for the excellent patient care I received last week. My reluctance to proceed with the surgical treatment was apparent, but with your advice and reassurance, I am sure that I made the right decision. The procedure, though ...

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Anne

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Harley Street Root Canal Clinic
99 Harley Street
London
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4-6 George Street
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1JY

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    You may require root canal treatment if you have pain or swelling associalted with your teeth.

  • Root Canal Re-Treatment

    We can help if you are having problems with teeth previously root canal treated by other dentists.

  • Endodontic Microsurgery

    Using the latest surgical techniques we help save teeth even if root canal treatment is not possible.

    • 27 JUL 17

    Protecting Our Patients

    Root Canal Specialist London

    EndoCare’s Dr Michael Sultan recently wrote an article looking into the legality of ‘informed consent’ in the healthcare profession, after questions were raised about the deal made between the NHS and Google’s DeepMind system.

    It has now been found by the UK’s Information Commission (ICO) that this deal, which utilised the confidential records of more than 1.6 million UK patients, was indeed illegal – and a direct breach of the UK’s privacy laws.

    The issue was that those patients whose data was taken had not been properly informed about how and where their information would be used. Initially, Google had defended this breach of trust by suggesting the information had been given on the basis of ‘implied consent’ but, as Dr Sultan pointed out in his article, this is a very difficult issue and could compromise the trust between the healthcare services and patients.

    But now the ICO has confirmed that, implied consent or not, the information was used illegally. In a statement, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham said, “The price of innovation does not need to be the erosion of fundamental privacy rights” – which is a message that dental professionals should well consider, particularly since dentistry is advancing rapidly and new technology is becoming increasingly available in practice. We should all stop and ask ourselves whether the latest gadget will help the patient or ourselves – and if it is not the patient, perhaps we should reconsider making the investment at all.

    The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, the hospital in questions, has promised to tackle any ‘shortcomings’ in data handling in the future – but their mistake stands a stark reminder of the importance of protecting our patients and putting their well being first at all times.

    EndoCare: offering you an outstanding 7 day a week endodontic service – with a highly experience specialist team dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care to all patients

     

    Root Canal Specialist London

    Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Endocare/

    Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/EndoCareDentist