Privacy Notice for Patients – Data Protection Act 2018

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. This privacy notice explains your rights as a Trust service user, how we use information about you, and how we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Under the Act   our Trust is defined as a ‘data controller’ of personal information. We collect information to help us provide and manage healthcare to our patients. The Trust is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (registration number Z7485161).

Data Processing in response to COVID-19

The health and social care system continues to face significant pressures due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As such, the Secretary of State has required NHS Digital; NHS England and Improvement; Arm’s-Length Bodies (such as Public Health England); local authorities; health organisations and GPs to share confidential patient information to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Please also see our: Transparency Statement for the National Data Opt-out

Our full privacy notice is available here as a PDF.

Last updated: October 7, 2020