Security online is as important as in the real world, we take this need seriously on behalf of all our website visitors.
You may notice that our site is on an https connection, where a padlock is displayed in the browser address bar. This helps to prevent unwanted intruders from accessing data, including your personal information.
Rather than choose standard, shared hosting, the website is hosted with a dedicated UK provider, who are used to managing medical websites. The personal attention they offer helps to ensure good security and performance.
Patients accessing the website need to feel the information they see can not be tampered with, that their visit is confidential and carried out with ease.
Our website was rebuilt in 2019, with clear access to information in mind. Relevant and core navigation are easy to access at all times, an ability to use the site on desktop, pad, or mobile is carefully factored in.
The content management system is kept up to date, along with other core modules. A contribution to security and performance, which equally ensures the pages you access will work on modern browsers and devices.
Anonymous user data is collected for us by the Website Report Service, who also help with compliance requirements. Their oversight is again aimed at offering visitors a good experience and clarity of information.
Supporting The Web
Beyond our own practice, we have a responsibility to the wider web. Malware and other forms of intrusion can be unavoidable but in general are prevented by website owners showing due diligence.
Following the principles of web wide services assists, such as adopting core Google standards. This also helps to ensure information on local medical resources is available when people need to find support.
Visitors are provided with details of the staff who might treat them, part of meeting the General Dental Council’s website guidance. Other key information is mace clear, such as procedures during the Covid-19 epidemic.
Patient information ranges from opening times and location, to the regulatory standards we meet, knowing how you are cared for matters.
No website is perfect but we do believe that good access and security make a difference. If you have any views on improvements which could be made, they are welcome, our site is built for our patients.