What are my Rights?

If we need to use your personal information for any reason beyond those stated, we will discuss this with you. You have the right to ask us not to use your information in this way.

However, there are exceptions to this which are listed below.

The public interest is thought to be of greater importance, for example:

If a serious crime has been committed.

If there are risks to the public or to our staff.

To protect vulnerable children or adults.

We have a legal duty, for example registering births, reporting some infectious diseases, wounding by firearms and Court Orders.

We need to use the information for medical research. We have to ask permission from the Confidentiality Advisory Group (appointed by the NHS Health Research Authority).

 Data Protection laws give individuals rights in respect of the personal information that we hold about you.

These are:

1. To be informed why, where and how we use your information.

2. To ask for access to your information.

3. To ask for information to be corrected if inaccurate or incomplete.

4. To ask for your information to be erased or removed. (This does not apply to an individual’s health or care record or for public health or scientific research reasons).

5. To ask us to restrict the use of your information.

6. To ask us to copy or transfer your information to other providers in a safe and secure way, without impacting the quality of the information.

7. To object to how your information is used.

8. To challenge any decisions made without human Intervention (automated decision making).