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 http://www.cqc.org.uk/   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 https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/areasof-interest/workforce/workforce-minimum-data-set-wmds 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.  
Data Controller contact detailsSt Paul’s Medical Centre, Dickson Road, Blackpool, FY1 2HH.  Tel: 01253 623896 [email protected]  
Data Protection Officer contact detailData Protection Officer: Hilary Gidman [email protected] The Caldicott Guardian is Dr Colin Scott  
Purpose of the processing  To comply with the Health and Social Care Act and taxation law.  
Lawful basis for the processingArticle 6(b) –performance of a contract with the data subject Article 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  
Recipients or categories of recipients of the share dataHMRC, 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.  
Right to objectYou 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.  
Right to access and correctYou 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.  
Retention periodThe data will be retained for active use during the processing and thereafter according to NHS Policies, taxation and employment law.
Right to ComplainIf 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 https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/