MySkyn Clinic has a legal duty to explain how we use any personal information we collect about you as a client at the Clinic. Staff at this clinic maintain records about your health and the treatment you receive in electronic and paper format.
What information do we collect about you?
We will collect information such as personal details, including name, address, records of appointments, telephone calls, your health records, treatment and medications, etc. and any other relevant information to enable us to deliver effective care.
How we will use your information
Your data is collected for the purpose of providing direct client care; however, we can disclose this information if it is required by law, if you give consent or if it is justified in the public interest.
For any clients receiving NHS care, in order to comply with its legal obligations, MySkyn Clinic may send data to NHS Digital when directed by the Secretary of State for Health under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Processing your information in this way ensures that we comply with Articles 6(1)(c), 6(1)(e) and 9(2)(h) of the GDPR.
Maintaining confidentiality and accessing your records
We are committed to maintaining confidentiality and protecting the information we hold about you. We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the NHS Codes of Confidentiality and Security, as well as guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You have a right to access the information we hold about you, and if you would like to access this information, you will need to complete a Subject Access Request (SAR). Please ask at reception for a SAR form and you will be given further information. Furthermore, should you identify any inaccuracies, you have a right to have the inaccurate data corrected.
MySkyn Clinic is voluntarily registered and regulated by CQC (Care Quality Commission) and ICO (Information Commissioners Office) as a sign of our commitment to maintaining high standards.
You have a right to object to your information being shared. Should you wish to opt out of data collection, please contact a member of staff who will be able to explain how you can opt out and prevent the sharing of your information; this is done by speaking to a member of staff.
In accordance with the NHS Codes of Practice for Records Management and in line with insurance stipulations, your healthcare records will be retained for 10 years.
What to do if you have any questions
- Contact the Clinic’s data controller via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to the data controller at MySkyn Clinic Ltd, Lower Ground Floor, Allerton Health Centre, Bradford, BD15 7WA
- Ask to speak to Dr Qureshi, on 01274 921121
In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with any element of our data-processing methods, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO. For further details, visit ico.org.uk and select ‘Raising a concern’.
This policy is to be reviewed 21st May 2020.
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