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BOB BLAIR
 
Bob_BlairBob graduated from the London College of Homeopathy in 2001 and has been in full-time practice in Cambridge ever since. He holds a postgraduate diploma from the Dynamis School of Advanced Homeopathic Studies, as well as a diploma from the British Institute of Allergy and Environmental Therapy. Alongside his passion for homeopathic general practice, Bob has a long held interest in diet and nutrition and has accumulated a wealth of experience in identifying and treating food sensitivities, as well as other types of allergy and intolerance.

Having trained in various practical and classical homeopathic methodologies Bob is able to adopt whichever seems most appropriate to each individual case, though he favours the use of a cutting edge technique of casetaking and analysis developed in recent decades by world-leading classical homeopaths in Mumbai, India. This approach, referred to as ‘The Sensation Method’, pioneered by Dr Rajan Sankaran, aims to address the deepest level of disturbance at a person’s very core, and thus alleviate the symptoms that express this disease. Bob teaches homeopathy to postgraduate groups across England and is in the process of building up a library of video cases for teaching purposes. He currently offers a 25% discount to homeopathic patients willing to be videoed.

Appointments are available at the Beechwood Practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

PRIVACY NOTICE
(Why I collect your personal data and what I do with it)

When you supply your personal details to me they are stored and processed for 4 reasons (the bits in bold are the relevant terms used in the Data protection Act 2018, which includes the General Data Protection Regulation):

  1. I need to collect personal information about your health in order to provide you with the best possible treatment;I will also need contact details to be able to send prescriptions to you. Your requesting treatment and my agreement to provide that care constitutes a contract. You can, of course, refuse to provide the information, but if you were to do that I would not be able to provide treatment.
  2. I have a “Legitimate Interest” in collecting that information, because without it I could not do my jobeffectively and safely.
  3. I also think that it is important that I can contact you in order to confirm your appointments with me or to update you on matters related to your medical care;this again constitutes “Legitimate Interest”, but this time it is your legitimate interest.
  4. As well as being a health practitioner, I am also a researcher and teacher. While information that could be used to personally identify you will never be shared with a third person without your written consent, I may on occasion make reference to specific case histories (orally or in writing) where I feel it serves well to illustrate material produced for the purposes of education or practitioner referencing. The use of data in this way is held to be a “task in the public interest.”

I have a legal obligation to retain your records for 7 years after your most recent appointment (or until you are age 24, if this islonger), but after this period you can ask me to delete your personally identifiable information and associated records if you wish. Otherwise, I will retain such data indefinitely in order that I can provide you with the best possible care should you need to see me at some future date.You have the right to see what personal data of yours I hold, and can ask me to correct any factual errors.

Your records are stored electronically in a password-protected database within a password-protected laptop which only I have access to; any premises in which this laptop is left are always locked when unattended. Your personally identifiable information (such as name, address and phone number) is also kept on cards, which are kept under lock and key at all times when not being accessed by my assistant for the purposes of dispensing or bookkeeping; on rare occasions, when I cannot supply a remedy myself, from my own stocks, or I need to get a remedy to you as a matter of urgency, I may share your name, address and telephone number with a pharmacy, purely for the purpose of supplying your prescription (ie in order to fulfil my contract with you, and in pursuit of your interest). Additionally, personally identifiable information is stored electronically (“in the cloud”) by my appointment scheduling provider, and by my online accountancy provider; these providers, and the pharmacy, have given me theirassurances that they are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations.

I will never share your personal data with anyone who does not need access without your written consent.

Besides myself, only the following people/agencies will have routine access to your personal data:

  • The appointment scheduling service which sends appointment confirmations and reminders on my behalf;
  • The accountancy service which emails invoices to those not paying by cash or cheque;
  • Clinic reception staff who deal with enquiries and look after my diary, booking and managing appointments;
  • My admin/dispensing assistant, who needs to be able to address envelopes to you.

None of these people or agencies have access to your case notes, including medical history and any sensitive personal information, just your essential contact details, and they all understand the confidential nature of the information that they are handling.

I want you to be absolutely confident that I am treating your personal data responsibly, and that I am doing everything I can to make sure that the only people who can access your data have a genuine need to do so.

If you have any complaints about the way I may be handling your data please contact me by leaving a message on my personal voicemail (01223 424544), or by writing to me at The Beechwood Centre, 41 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1NT, or by emailing me via nicola@thebeechwoodpractice.co.uk.  If you are not satisfied with my response, you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office.