More information about how your information is used by the National Screening Programmes, and why can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/patient-confidentiality-in-nhs-population-screening-programmes/nhs-population-screening-confidential-patient-data or speak to the practice.
Data Controller contact details:
Foundry Medical Centre Lewes, c/o School Hill Medical Practice, School Hill House, 33 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN2 2LU
Purpose of the processing:
The information is shared so that the correct people are invited for screening. This means those who are most at risk can be offered treatment.
Lawful basis for processing:
The following sections of the GDPR allow us to contact patients for screening.
Article 6(1)(e) – ‘processing is necessary…in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller…’’
Article 9(2)(h) – ‘processing is necessary for the purpose of preventative…medicine…the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services…’
Recipient or categories of recipients of the processed data:
The data will be shared with Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Government, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Rights to object:
For national screening programmes: you can opt so that you no longer receive an invitation to a screening programme.
See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/opting-out-of-the-nhs-population-screening-programmes or speak to your practice.
Right to access and correct:
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 or speak to the practice.
Right to complain:
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you wish to complain follow this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ 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.