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Privacy Notice - NHS National Services Scotland NSS

 NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is the secure haven* for NHS patient data, a single secure repository where data collected from all branches of the NHS is processed. It is the Scottish equivalent to NHS Digital in England. NHS NSS provides reports on the performance of the NHS in Scotland, statistical information, audits and patient outcomes (https://nhsnss.org/services/information-and-intelligence/). Examples include; A/E and outpatient waiting times, the numbers of staff in the NHS, percentage target achievements, payments to GPs etc and more specific targeted data collections and reports such as the Female Genital Mutilation, general practice appointments data and English National Diabetes Audits. GPs are required by the Health and Social Care Act to provide NHS NSS with information when instructed. This is a legal obligation which overrides any patient wishes. These instructions are called “Directions”.

 We are required by Articles in the General Data Protection Regulations to provide you with the information in the following 9 subsections

1) Data Controller contact details

Dr Sean Kennedy

STEPPS SURGERY

131 Cumbernauld Road, Stepps, G33 6EY 0141 779 4445

2) Data Protection Officer contact details

Mrs Michelle Nobes
Information Governance Manager, DPO
eHealth Department
Kirklands Hospital
Fallside Road
Bothwell, G71 8BB

01698 858079

michelle.nobes@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

3) Purpose of the  processing To provide information and reports on the status, activity and performance of the NHS. To provide specific reporting functions.
4) Lawful basis for  processing

The legal basis will be

Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.”

And

Article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, 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 processed data

The data will be shared with NHS National Services Scotland

6) Rights to object You have the right to object to some or all the information being processed Please contact the Data Controller or the practice
7) Right 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 and thereafter according to NHS Policies and the law
9)  Right to Complain.

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can use this link https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/ 

or call their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

The Information Commissioner’s National Offices for Scotland is at

45 Melville Street,   Edinburgh   EH3 7HL      0303 123 1115

scotland@ico.org.uk

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