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This Privacy Notice sets out details of the information that Angela McMyn may collect from you and how that information may be used.

This Privacy Notice:

  • Provides you with an overview of how I will manage your data, from the point at which it is gathered onwards.

  • Will give you all the details you need on how I will use your information, and how I am complying with the law in doing so.

  • Sets out your rights in respect of your personal information, and how to exercise them.

 

Your personal data:

As a patient, the personal information I hold about you may include the following:

  • Name.

  • Contact details such as postal address, email address and telephone number including mobile phone number.

  • Date of birth.

  • Background referral details.

  • Details of your registered General Practitioner, GP.

  • Occupation.

As a patient, I will hold information relating to your medical treatment which is known as a special category of personal data under the law, meaning that it must be handled even more sensitively. The special categories or personal information that I may hold about you may include the following:

  • Details of your current and previous physical or mental health conditions. This may include healthcare that you may have received from other providers such as your GP, hospitals and your medication history.

  • Details of the care you have received from me.

The confidentiality of your medical information is important. I make every effort to prevent unauthorised access to this information. In doing so, I copy with the UK data protection law, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and all applicable medical confidentiality guidelines.

From 25 May 2018, the current Data Protection Act was replaced by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)and a ew Data Protection Act. All uses of your information complies with the GDPR and the new Data Protection Act.

I may collect personal information from a number of different sources including but not limited to:

  • GP's

  • Other hospitals, both NHS and private.

  • Commissioners of healthcare services.

  • Clinicians (including their medical secretaries).

  • Directly from you.

Collecting information about you
Communication with you

In order to communicate with you, I am likely to do this by telephone, email and/or post. If I contact you by telephone, using the numbers you have provided, and you are not available, I may leave a voice message as appropriate.

I may also communicate with you by unencrypted email.

Purposes for which your information if used
  • I have a legal, regulatory obligation to use your data to provide you with healthcare.

  • To arrange follow up care for you and where necessary make referrals on your behalf.

  • To monitor your progress and changes.

  • To set you up as a patient on my systems for invoicing and insurance purposes.

  • Legal basis, taking the necessary steps so that you can enter into an agreement with me for the delivery of healthcare.

  • For account settlement purposes.

  • Clinical audit where appropriate.

  • Communication with you and resolving any queries you might have.

  • Communicating with other individuals and healthcare professionals that you ask me to update about your care.

Disclosure to third parties

I may disclose your information to the third parties listed below:

  • A Doctor or nurse, carer or any other healthcare professional involved in your treatment.

  • Your GP.

  • Third parties who assist in the administration of your healthcare e.g insurance companies.

  • The police and other third parties where reasonably necessary for the prevention or detection of crime.

How long do I keep your medical information

I will only keep your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the relevant purposes. All information will be kept for 7 years after your last appointment. Paper and electronic information about you will be deleted and destroyed after this time.

Your rights

Under data protection law you have certain rights in relation to the personal information that I hold about you. These include the right to know what information I hold about you and how it is used as detailed above and also the right to access your personal information.

You will not be subject to decisions based solely on automated data processing without your prior agreement.

You can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with the way that I have dealt with a request from you to exercise any of these rights, or if you think I have not complied with my legal obligations.

Your duty to inform me of any changes

It is important that the personal information that I hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep me informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with me.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

I may update this Privacy Notice from time to time to ensure that it remains accurate. In the event that these changes result in any material difference in the manner in which I process your personal data I will provide you with an updated copy of the Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice was last updated on 10th January 2024

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