Privacy Notice – General Medical Council (GMC)

1) Data Controller contact details

Frome Medical Practice
Frome Medical Centre
Enos Way
BA11 2FH

Telephone: 01373 301301

2) Data Protection Officer contact details

Kevin Caldwell
GP Data Protection Officer
Somerset CCG
Wynford House
Lufton Way
BA22 8HR

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

Not applicable.

7) Right to access and correct

Not applicable.

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 or calling their helpline 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).