Privacy Notice – GPs as Employers

As employers we need to keep certain information so that we can remain your employer and manage payments. This is a combination of personal and financial information. We are required by law to hold certain types of data on those we employ under the Health and Social Care Act and this data is examined during CQC inspection visits. For more information about the CQC see

We are also required to share information about you with NHS Digital under a submission known as the “Workforce Minimum Dataset”. To find out more visit Workforce Minimum Data Set (wMDS) – NHS Digital

We are also required by HMRC and various taxation laws, such as “The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) Regulations 2003” to keep financial records.

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 St Paul’s Medical Centre, Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2HH.  Tel: 01253 623896 [email protected]
2.      Data Protection Officer contact detail Data Protection Officer: Hilary Gidman [email protected]

The Caldicott Guardian is Dr Robert Straker-Bennett

3.      Purpose of the processing To comply with the Health and Social Care Act and taxation law.
4.      Lawful basis for the processing


Article 6(b) –performance of a contract with the data subjectArticle 6(f) –legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party

Article 9(b) – for carrying out obligations in the field of employment

Article 9(h) – for 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 or health or social care systems

5.      Recipients or categories of recipients of the share data HMRC, Pension provider, Practice Accountant, Health Education England – NW (HENW) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), its officers and staff and members of the inspection teams that visit us from time to time.
6.      Right to object You have the right to object to some or all of the information being shared with CQC. Contact the Data Controller or the practice. There is no right to have UK taxation related data deleted except after certain statutory periods.
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 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, taxation and employment law.

9.      Right to Complain If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed you may in the first instances contact the Business Practice Manager or the HR Manager.

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can use this link