Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is installed at the practice premises for the purposes of staff, patient and premises security. Cameras are located at various places on the premises and imaged from the cameras are recorded. The use of CCTV falls within the scope of the Data Protection Act. Conversations at the reception desk are recorded. Images from cameras and recordings are held on a computer system and held in secure storage with controlled access for a period of four weeks.