Data protection is changing and on 25 May 2018 existing laws will change to be replaced by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
I’m getting in touch to let you know that we’ve updated our privacy notice which sets out how we will protect the data we hold about you. Below is a link to our updated privacy notice. While our privacy notice is quite long, it is an important document as it sets out how we keep your data safe. Data is another name for the information we hold about you.
In order for us to provide you services related to your health we need to collect some personal information. How we collect, use, manage and store your data is set out in our privacy notice.
We take the issue of your privacy extremely seriously so please be assured that your data is safe with us. Our privacy notice sets out a number of promises we have made to you in relation to your data.
The law gives you a number of rights so you can control what personal data is used by us and how we use it. A full list of your rights is also included in our privacy notice.
We don’t want to be intrusive and don’t want to ask you irrelevant or unnecessary questions but we may need to contact you from time to time to make sure the data we have is still correct.
Privacy brochure for patients (DOCX, 474KB)
Data Processing Agreement 2021 (PDF, 650KB)
Population Health Management Development Programme Powerpoint (PPTX, 83KB)
Privacy Information For Children (DOCX, 63KB)
Practice Fair Processing & Privacy Notice (DOC, 120KB)
ACR project for patients with diabetes
The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with Healthy.io to enable them to contact you and confirm that you wish them to send you a test kit. This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. Healthy.io will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from Healthy.io we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. Healthy.io are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at http://bit.ly/uACRtest [EXTERNAL PDF LINK].