Data Privacy - Psychiatry

This policy is specific to the handling of patient personal data in order to provide psychiatric care whilst also ensuring the practice meets its data protection obligations.

The data controller in the practice is Dr Stephanie Bourke, of Suite 13, Blackrock Clinic, Rock Road, Co Dublin.

The purpose of processing data is to enable good clinical care, as well as for insurance purposes. The information collected and processed ranges from demographic information, through to physical, psychological and social data. The domain for this information is the domain of medicine in its broadest definition.

Categories of personal data

Sharing data

Time limit

All records will be destroyed 8 years after Dr Bourke ceases practice. 


All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.