We have a limited number of COVID spring booster vaccinations available at the surgery for patients aged 75 and over (or those who will turn 75 before 30th June 2024).  Self-book text message invites will be sent to eligible patients over the coming weeks. 

Privacy Notice

We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously. We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly.

Please read this privacy notice (‘Privacy Notice’) carefully, as it contains important information about how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect on your behalf.

Please note that the data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop us from sending public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email as these messages are not direct marketing.

It may also be necessary, where the latest technology allows us to do so, to use your information and health data to facilitate digital consultations and diagnoses and we will always do this with your security in mind.

As part of the NHS Digital response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, arrangements have been made for GP Practices in England to access the GP Connect functionality. Confidential patient information can beprocessed for the purposes as set out in Regulation 3(1) of the Control of Patient Information (COPI) to support the Secretary of State’s response to Covid 19 (Covid 19 purpose). This notice will remain in place until 31 October 2022. Information can be shared under the regulations by GPs, NHS Digital and NHS England.

Further information on the COPI notice and the Covid-19 purpose can be obtained here.

1. WHY WE ARE PROVIDING THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

We are required to provide you with this Privacy Notice by Law. It explains how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect, store and hold about you. If you are unclear about how we process or use your personal and healthcare information, or you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or any other issue regarding your personal and healthcare information, then please do contact our Data Protection Officer (details below).

The Law says:

A. We must let you know why we collect personal and healthcare information about you;

B. We must let you know how we use any personal and/or healthcare information we hold on you;

C. We need to inform you in respect of what we do with it;

D. We need to tell you about who we share it with or pass it on to and why; and

E. We need to let you know how long we can keep it for.

2. THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Our Data Protection Officer is Caroline Sims.

If you need to contact the DPO you can contact her via The Denmead Practice, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 6NR or SEHCCG.DenmeadHC@nhs.net or on 023 9223 9630 if:

  • You have any questions about how your information is being held.
  • If you require access to your information or if you wish to make a change to your information.
  • If you wish to make a complaint about anything to do with the personal and healthcare information we hold about you
  • Or any other query relating to this Policy and your rights as a patient.

Please read the entire Privacy Notice here.