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Plain English Explanation –.The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an organisation established in English law by the Health and Social Care Act. The CQC is the regulator for English health and social care services to ensure that safe care is provided. They inspect and produce reports on all English general practices in a rolling 5 year program. The law allows CQC to access identifiable patient data as well as requiring this practice to share certain types of data with them in certain circumstances, for instance following a significant safety incident

1) Data Controller Contact Details

The White Cliff Medical Centre, 143 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9SG,   Tel: 01304 201705

2) Data Protection Officer Contact Details

Dr A Idowu, The White Cliffs Medical Centre, 143 Folkestone Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9SG, Tel: 01304 201705

3) Purpose of the processing

To provide the Secretary of State and others the information and reports on the status, activity and performance on the NHS. To provide specific reporting functions as identified.

4) Lawful basis for processing

The legal basis will be: Article 6(1)© “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject” Article 9(2)(h) “processing or occupational medicines, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State Law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3”.

5) Recipient or categories of recipients of the shared data

The data will be shared with Care Quality Commission, its officers and staff and members of the inspection teams that visit us from time to time.

6) 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.

7) Rights 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.

8) Retention period

The data will be retained for active use during the processing band thereafter according to NHS Policies and the law.

9) Right to Complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office., you can use this link or calling their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate). There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, (see ICO website).

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