When you become a patient at Brighton Plastic Surgery a medical record is created containing information such as your name, address, Medicare details, referring general practitioner (GP), the nature of the problem you are seeking treatment for, investigations and advice you have been given. Every time you attend Brighton Plastic Surgery for an appointment, new information is added to your record, this includes nursing appointments.
We collect health information to ensure that we can provide you with the best possible care and treatment. Your medical history is only accessed by BPS staff who are involved in your care.
We store personal and health information in both paper and electronic forms. We have multiple systems in place to protect this data from misuse,
interference, loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Once this data is no longer required to be retained it is deidentified or disposed of in a secure manner. To help us look after your health we ask that you provide us with accurate and complete information and update us if anything changes during the course of your care.
If you elect to have surgery at a hospital (usually Cabrini or Holmesglen), they maintain their own records about your health and these are kept by the hospital.
Brighton Plastic Surgery upholds the Australian Privacy Principles. If you would like a copy of your health information, you will need to make a written application. There may be a charge for this service.
Privacy Officer: Michelle Birks
Phone: (03) 9592 0522
If you believe that any of the information BPS holds about you is incorrect, inaccurate or misleading, please contact the Privacy Officer (contacts above) for further details regarding how to amend or correct your health information.