Privacy Notice – General Medical Council (GMC)
1) Data Controller contact detailsFrome Medical Practice
Frome Medical Centre
Telephone: 01373 301301
2) Data Protection Officer contact detailsKevin Caldwell
GP Data Protection Officer
Telephone: 01935 384000
3) Purpose of the processing
Under the Medical Act 1983, the GMC has the power to request access to a patient’s medical records for the purposes of an investigation into a doctor’s fitness to practice.
4) Lawful basis for processing
The following Article 6 and 9 conditions apply:
Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.”
Article 9(2)(h) “necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services.”
We will consider your rights established under UK case law collectively known as the “Common Law Duty of Confidentiality”
5) Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data
The General Medical Council (GMC).
6) Rights to object
7) Right to access and correct
8) Retention period
Data retained in line with GMC policies on storing identifiable data
9) Right to complain
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can use this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ or calling their helpline 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).
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