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Privacy Notice

Privacy notice May 2018

How we use your information

Under data protection legislation we are required to process personal data fairly and lawfully.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) "right to be informed" encompasses the obligation to provide fair processing information through a privacy notice.  This emphasises the need for transparency over how we use your personal data and for privacy notices to be easily assessable.

Fair processing includes telling you what type of information we will collect, how we intend to use it and who we may share it with, providing assurance to you that your data will be safe, confidential and used appropriately if you share it with us and enabling you to opt out of sharing your data and making you aware of your rights.

Please read the attached Privacy notice for more information.

If you would like to make a ‘subject access request’, please contact the Practice Manager in writing.

Any changes to this notice will be published on our website and in a prominent area at the Practice. 

We are registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. The registration can be viewed online in the public register at:

http://ico.org.uk/what_we_cover/register_of_data_controllers 

OUR REGISTRATION NUMBER IS Z9458745

How we keep your personal information confidential

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use information collected lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (which is overseen by the Information
Commissioner’s Office), Human Rights Act, the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, and the NHS Codes of Confidentiality and Security.

Further information

The Practice shares your diabetes related data with the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme operated by Health Intelligence (commissioned by NHS England).  This supports your invitation for eye screening (where you are eligible and referred by the Practice) and on-going care by the screening programme.  This data may be shared with any Hospital Eye Services you are under the care of to support further treatment and with other healthcare professionals involved in your care, for example your Diabetologist.

For further information, take a look at Health Intelligence's Privacy Notice on the diabetic eye screening website: www.berkshiredes.nhs.uk



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