Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

Data Sharing

National screening programmes

More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes or speak to the practice.

We are required by law to provide you with the following information about how we handle your information and our legal obligations to share data

Data Controller - contact details: Bideford Medical Centre, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF

Data Protection Officer - Bex Lovewell email bex.lovewell@nhs.net or postal address: Sentinel Healthcare SouthWest Community Interest Company, c/o Express Diagnostics & Treatment Services, 6 Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BU

Purpose of the processing:

Lawful basis for processing:

Article 6(1)(e) – ‘processing is necessary…in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller...’’

Article 9(2)(h) – ‘processing is necessary for the purpose of preventative…medicine…the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...’

Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data

Rights to object

For national screening programmes: you can opt so that you no longer receive an invitation to a screening programme.
See:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/opting-out-of-the-nhs-population-screening-programmes

Or speak to the practice.

Right to access and correct

Retention period

We are required under UK law to keep your information and data for the full retention periods as
specified by the NHS Records management code of practice for health and social care and national archives requirements.
More information on records retention can be found online at:

https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016

Right to complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you wish to complain follow this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ or call the helpline 0303 123 1113

Data we get from other organisations

We receive information about your health from other organisations who are involved in providing you with health and social care. For example, if you go to hospital for treatment or an operation the hospital will send us a letter to let us know what happens. This means your GP medical record is kept up-to date when you receive care from other parts of the health service.

Data Sharing

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