Research Privacy Notice

This practice participates in research. We will only agree to participate in any project if there is an agreed clearly defined reason for the research that is likely to benefit healthcare and patients. Such proposals will normally have a consent process, ethics committee approval, and will be in line with the principles of Article 89(1) of GDPR.

Research organisations do not usually approach patients directly but will ask us to make contact with suitable patients to seek their consent.

Occasionally research can be authorised under law without the need to obtain consent. This is known as the section 251 arrangement. We may also use your medical records to carry out research within the practice.

We share information with the following medical research organisations with your explicit consent or when the law allows.

You have the right to object to your identifiable information being used or shared for medical research purposes. Please speak to the practice if you wish to object.

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

Medical research.

Lawful Basis for Processing

Identifiable data will be shared with researchers either with explicit consent or, where the law allows, without consent. The lawful justifications are:

Article 6(1)(a) “the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes”

Article 9(2)(a) – ‘the data subject has given explicit consent’

Recipient or Categories of Recipients of the Shared Data

Not Applicable.

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.