Privacy Notice – National Screening Programmes
|Plain English explanation
The NHS provides national screening programmes so that certain diseases can be detected at an early stage. These
More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes [Or insert
|1) Data Controller contact details||Kew Medical Practice
14 High Park Road
|2) Data Protection Officer
|Dr Moj Fitzmaurice
|3) Purpose of the processing||The NHS provides several national health screening programs to detect diseases
or conditions earlier such as; cervical and breast cancer, aortic aneurysm and
diabetes. More information can be found athttps://www.gov.uk/topic/population-screening-programmes The information
is shared so as to ensure only those who should be called for screening are
called and or those at highest risk are prioritized.
|4) Lawful basis for processing||The sharing is to support Direct Care which is covered under
Article 6(1)(e); “necessary… in the exercise of official authority vested in the
Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational
We will also recognize your rights established under UK case law collectively
|5) Recipient or categories of recipients of the shared data||The data will be shared with [insert name of local service providers]|
|6) Rights to object||You have the right to object to this processing of your data and to some or all of
the information being shared with the recipients. Contact the Data Controller or
the practice. 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-nhspopulation-screening-programmes
Or speak to your practice.
|7) Right to access and correct||You have the right to access the data that is being shared and have any
inaccuracies corrected. There is no right to have accurate medical records
deleted except when ordered by a court of Law.
|8) 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 at:
Or speak to the practice.
|9) Right to Complain.||You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you
can use this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/or calling their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, (see ICO
* “Common Law Duty of Confidentiality”, common law is not written out in one document like an Act of
Parliament. It is a form of law based on previous court cases decided by judges; hence, it is also referred to as
‘judge-made’ or case law. The law is applied by reference to those previous cases, so common law is also said
to be based on precedent.
The general position is that if information is given in circumstances where it is expected that a duty of
confidence applies, that information cannot normally be disclosed without the information provider’s consent.
In practice, this means that all patient information, whether held on paper, computer, visually or audio
recorded, or held in the memory of the professional, must not normally be disclosed without the consent of the
patient. It is irrelevant how old the patient is or what the state of their mental health is; the duty still applies.
Three circumstances making disclosure of confidential information lawful are:
• where the individual to whom the information relates has consented;
• where disclosure is in the public interest; and
• where there is a legal duty to do so, for example a court order.