The practice premises should always be safe and secure. Personal information should be protected from:

  • Loss
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Unauthorised access


Safety & security measures may include:

  • Intruder alarms
  • Locks on windows
  • Adequate locks on the main doors
  • Locks on rooms where personal data is stored
  • Lockable filing cabinets, which are also fireproof
  • Fire alarms
  • Unauthorised access signage
  • Training to team members
  • Windows being checked before leaving the premises

A risk assessment should be carried out to highlight potential weak areas and an action plan devised. The practice should work towards good levels of practice security.

Action now
  • Use a practice security risk assessment
  • Implement walk around procedures during the day and especially last thing at night to ensure practice security and safety