FAIR PROCESSING & PRIVACY NOTICE FOR PATIENTS
Your Information, Your Rights
Our Fair Processing & Privacy Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
The notice reflects:
- What information we collect about you;
- How and why we use that information;
- How we retain your information and keep it secure;
- Who we share your information with and why we do this.
The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.
A full copy of the Fair Processing and Privacy Notice is available here:
Privacy Notice - update COVID 19
Spencer Street Surgery is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.
The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic. For more detailed information regarding the lawful basis to undertake these activities please see the links below:
General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. A General Practice Transparency Notice which supplements our main practice privacy notice can be found here
Your Data Matters
The NHS wants to make sure you and your family have the best care now and in the future. Your health and adult social care information supports your individual care. It also helps us to research, plan and improve health and care services in England.
There are very strict rules on how this data can and cannot be used, and you have clear data rights.
You can choose whether or not your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
For more information, or to opt out (or opt back in again) please visit:
Patient Information Leaflet - National Data Opt Out
Data Opt In / Opt Out Options Explained
Opt Out Application by Post
Proxy Opt Out Form