National Screening Programmes Privacy Notice

The NHS provides national screening programmes so that certain diseases can be detected at an early stage. These currently apply to bowel cancer, breast cancer, aortic aneurysms and diabetic retinal 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.

Find out more.

Data Controller Contact Details
Old Coulsdon Medical Practice
2a Court Avenue
Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5 1HF

Data Protection Officer Contact Details
Senior Partner
Old Coulsdon Medical Practice
2a Court Avenue
Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5 1HF

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.

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 prioritised.

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 controller’

Article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;”

Recipient or Categories of Recipients of the Shared Data

The data will be shared with the Care Quality Commission, its officers and staff and members of the inspection teams that visit us from time to time.

Rights to Object

You have the right to object to some or all of the information being shared with NHS Digital. Contact the Data Controller or the practice.

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.

Retention Period

The data will be retained for active use during the processing and thereafter according to NHS Policies and the law.

Right to Complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113  or 01625 545 745 (national rate)
There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.