Privacy Notice

We are a private sector healthcare provider. This is a statement of how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal information.

We collect personal information in three circumstances.

The most important is in relation to our role as provider of consultation and treatment services to patients of the clinic. Here we use personal information to ensure that treatment is safe and effective. We do not use it for research. It may be discussed in supervision but only with specified HCPC or GMC registered practitioners, bound by agreement with the clinician and by professional confidentiality. We only share information with other health and social services (eg your GP) with your permission (unless there are exceptional circumstances concerning risk). If a report is required, this will be a professional report (not an independent expert report) and will only be prepared with your agreement. If you are (or have been) a patient of the clinic, you have a right of access to your health records. Under the new GDPR rules, this information is usually provided free of charge. The clinic is obliged to provide this information within a month.

We also collect personal information in the context of preparing independent expert reports. Those who are the subjects of these reports are not patients of the clinician who prepares the report. The clinician has a primary duty to the Court. Material for which there is legal privilege is exempt from disclosure.

Finally we collect data relating to staff employed or working under licence. This is material relating to safety, training and appraisal. This is available to the staff member concerned.

Information is retained in secure electronic and paper records. These are only accessible to clinic staff, to former clinic staff who offer treatment to present and past patients (and who agree to be subject to a written agreement about privacy), to those providing direct clinical supervision to clinic staff, or to those with statutory rights of access (eg the Care Quality Commission). Electronic records are always stored in an encrypted format.

We do not process any information for the purposes of profiling, direct marketing or for scientific/historical research.

For further information, please contact Dr Stuart Turner via email - s.turner@traumaclinic.org.uk.