'Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.'

Lao Tzu

Giacomo Sandri BSc(Hons), Dip, MNIMH, MMTI 

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  • BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine (October 2017)

  • Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage (July 2018)

  • Level 5 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage (Ongoing)

  • Member of the Massage Training Institute (Since 2018)

  • Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH) (Since 2017)

  • Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care - FREC3 (August 2017)

  • Training in Terranova supplements (September 2019)

  • Training in Pukka supplements (March 2019)

  • Training in Optibac supplements (August 2019)

  • CPD in Facial Acupressure (April 2019)

  • CPD in Manual Therapy at Bath Royal United hospital (September 2019) 


  • Herbs for winter months affections (December 2016, Lignano, Italy)

  • Herbal first aid (April 2017, Lignano, Italy)

  • Herbal first aid (July 2017, Portogruaro, Italy)

  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine (July 2017, Udine, Italy)

  • Herbs for winter months affections (January 2018, Bristol, UK)

  • Herbal first aid (February 2018, Udine, Italy)

  • Medicinal and culinary herbs from the North-East  (May 2018, Lignano, Italy)

  • Herbal first aid (August 2018, Sun and Moon festival, Cirencester, UK)

  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine (August 2018, Sun and Moon festival, Cirencester, UK)

  • Herbal first aid (October 2018, Venice, Italy)

  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine (August 2019, Bristol, UK)




1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).


2. Who is Blue Ginkgo?

Blue Ginkgo is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do I process your personal data?

Blue Ginkgo complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


I use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable me to formulate a prescription that is relevant to the consultation

  • To administer patient files/notes

  • To send you appointment notifications or reminders

  • To contact you to change an appointment

  • To seek a progress report on your condition

  • To send you relevant medical information in relation to you and your health

  • To send you invoices and/or chase money owed


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations of service (i.e. The prescription) in relation to the consultation. Medical herbalists are advised to keep accurate and up-to-date records of consultations by their professional associations.


5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be shared with a third party. Contact information will only be used by me for the purposes of engaging in communication in relation to appointments or your health.

Your herbal prescription, date of birth and contact details may be shared with the other herbalist that works here with me in the event I am not available to dispense a prescription. I may sometimes use your information to contact other healthcare providers (GP or Hospital specialist). If I need to do this I will explain why and seek permission from you always. You can cancel your permission at any time.

As a medical herbalist sometimes data has to be shared with the police, military or health service ‘as a duty of care’. This is only in extreme incidents (i.e. sectioned under the mental health act, terrorism etc.) when you are a threat to yourself or someone else. The only other occasion would be due to a court order. 


6. How long do we keep your personal data?
In accordance with the requirements of my insurer your records shall be kept for at least 7 years following the last occasion on which treatment was given. In the case of treatment to minors records will be kept for at least 7 years after they reach the age of 18. After this time I may securely destroy or erase your records if I believe they are no longer needed.


7. Your rights and your personal data 

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which Blue Ginkgo holds about you;

  • The right to request if personal data has been destroyed [Only applicable after I have kept your records for 7 years, in which case I will destroy them anyway if it is deemed you will never return as a patient]

  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].

  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable)

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


8. Further processing

If I wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then I will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, I will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Contact Details


To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact


Mr Giacomo Sandri

Blue Ginkgo

The Massage Space at the Easton Business Centre

Felix road






You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.



When booking an appointment via text, call or email your name, email and phone number will be transferred to my online calendar. Updates will be sent to you confirming your appointment, terms and conditions as well as a reminder of the cancellation fee if these are not adhered to.

A deposit equal to 20% of the full fee is required to ensure your appointment.

Payment can be made by cash, card or bank transfer during a face-to-face appointment .

Payment for consultation and medicine must be made before medicine is dispensed and/or posted.

Invoices available upon request.

Giacomo Sandri +44 7505227932


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