Privacy Notice – National Screening Programmes
The NHS provides national screening programmes so that certain diseases can be detected at an early stage. These currently apply to bowel cancer, breast cancer, aortic aneurysms and diabetic retinal screening service. The law allows us to share your contact information with Public Health England so that you can be invited to the relevant screening programme.
More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes
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
The NHS provides several national health screening programs to detect diseases or conditions earlier such as; cervical and breast cancer, aortic aneurysm and diabetes. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes The information is shared so as to ensure only those who should be called for screening are called and or those at highest risk are prioritised.
4) Lawful basis for processing
The sharing is to support Direct Care which is covered under
Article 6(1)(e); “necessary… in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’
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 also recognise 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 data will be shared with Avon and Somerset Breast Screening, Somerset Diabetic Eye Screening, Somerset Bowel Cancer Screening, Somerset and North Devon Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening, Public Health Services (England).
You have the right to object to this processing of your data and to some or all of the information being shared with the recipients. For national screening programmes: you can opt to no longer receive an invitation to a screening programme.
6) Rights to object
You have the right to delete or stop processing your data. If you wish to do so please contact the practice.
7) Right to access and correct
You have the right to access the data that is being shared and have any inaccuracies corrected. There is no right to have accurate medical records deleted except when ordered by a court of Law.
8) Retention period
GP medical records will be kept in line with the law and national guidance.
Information on how long records can be kept can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016
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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