How We Keep Your Data Safe

As healthcare providers it is necessary that we retain contact information and medical records to facilitate the delivery of care. We endeavour to comply with UK and European Data Protection legislation. None of your personal data is stored on the website although we do utilise cookies to enhance the user's experience. It is necessary that we retain information related to clinical care as stipulated by our regulators. Below we describe what types of data we are likely to hold on you and your rights in relation to it. This is called a Privacy Notice.
The Data Controller is Mr Daniel Walsh.

Reasons and purposes for processing information

We process personal information to enable us to provide health services to our patients, to maintain our accounts and records, promote our services and to support and manage our employees.


Type and classes of information processed

We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This information may include:


  • personal details
  • family details
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • goods and services
  • financial details
  • employment and education details

 

We also process sensitive classes of information that may include:


  • physical or mental health details
  • sexual life
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
  • offences and alleged offences


Who the information is processed about

We process personal information about our:


  • patients
  • customers and clients
  • staff
  • suppliers
  • business contacts
  • professional advisers


Who the information may be shared with

We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any subsequently enacted UK regulation. Before May 2018 compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required we share information with:


  • healthcare professionals
  • social and welfare organisations
  • central government
  • service providers
  • suppliers and service providers;
  • financial organisations
  • current, past and prospective employers; employment agencies and examining bodies
  • The Care Quality Commission. For more information about the CQC see: http://www.cqc.org.uk/
  • NHS Digital, a national body which has legal responsibilities to collect information about health and social care services. More information about NHS Digital and how it uses information can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/home
  • We will report the relevant information to to the local health protection team or Public Health England to prevent transmission of disease to the population as required by law . For more information about Public Health England and disease reporting see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notifiable-diseases-and-causative-organisms-how-to-report


Subject Access Requests

Subject Access Requests (SARs) are requests by an individual ,or legally appointed prersons acting on their behalf, to disclose to them the information we hold on them at the time of the request. A SAR may be made in writing, electronically or verbally. We will however require that an individual proves their identity befor disclosing information. SAR requests will be responded to within one month of receipt


The Right to Erasure

Individuals have the right to have personal data erased. This is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances.


The Right to Rectification

Individuals have the right to request rectification of factual errors in the data record. This does not however apply to matters of professional opinion where the applicant disagrees with that opinion.


National Clinical Audits- Checking the Quality of Care

Daniel Walsh FRCS contributes to national clinical audits so that healthcare can be checked and reviewed. Information from medical records can help doctors and other healthcare workers measure and check the quality of care which is provided to you. The results of the checks or audits can show where hospitals are doing well and where they need to improve. The data will include information about you, such as your NHS Number and date of birth and information about your health which is recorded in coded form - for example the code for diabetes or high blood pressure.


Daniel Walsh FRCS contributes data to the following national practice audits:


For more information about national clinical audits see the Healthcare Quality Improvements Partnership website: https://www.hqip.org.uk/ or phone 020 7997 7370. You have the right to object to your identifiable information being shared for national clinical audits. Please contact the practice if you wish to object.


Retention Period

Medical records will be kept in line with the law and national guidance. Information on how long records are kept can be found at: https://digital.nhs.uk/article/1202/Records-Management-Code-of-Practice-for-Health-and-Social-Care-2016 or speak to the practice.


Contact Us: 00 44 (0) 7821 572760

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Daniel Walsh FRCS(Neurosurg.)
Consultant Neurosurgeon
5 Devonshire Place
London United W1G 6HL

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