Privacy Notice: National Screening Programmes
National screening programmes
- The NHS provides national screening programmes so that certain diseases can bedetected at an early stage.
- These screening programmes include bowel cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, aortic aneurysms and a diabetic eye 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 on the government's website or speak to the practice.
We are required by law to provide you with the following information about how we handle your information in relation to our legal obligations to share data.
|Data Controller contact details||Dr Elizabeth Crawford
|Data Protection Officer contact details||Please email DDOOH.IRM@nhs.net|
|Purpose of the processing||
|Lawful basis for processing||The following sections of the GDPR allow us to contact patients for screening.
|Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data||The data will be shared with the local service providers of the screening programmes:
|Rights to object||For national screening programmes: you can opt so that you no longer receive an invitation to a screening programme. See the government's website or speak to your practice.|
|Right to access and correct||
|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 via the NHS Digital website or speak to the practice.
|Right to complain||Please let us know if you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information. You can contact us at woodburysurgery.co.uk or in person at the surgery.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you wish to complain follow this link to the ICO website or call the helpline 0303 123 1113
|Data we get from other organisations||We receive information about your health from other organisations who are involved in providing you with health and social care. For
example, if you go to hospital for treatment or an operation the hospital will send us a letter to let us know what happens. This means your GP medical record is kept up-to date when you receive care from other parts of the health service.