The information in this section explains what information the Trust collects about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
What is a Privacy Notice?
GDPR requires that data controllers provide certain information to people whose information (personal data) they hold and use. A privacy notice is one way of providing this information.
This is sometimes referred to as a fair processing notice.
So that we can provide you with the best possible service, a variety of information is collected about you from a range of sources, such as your GP. This information is used to support your healthcare.
Under the GDPR information about your physical and mental health, racial or ethnic origin and religious belief is considered to be special category personal information and is subject to strict laws governing its use.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a data controller under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The Trust is legally responsible for ensuring its processing of personal information is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The NHS Constitution
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Urgent Care Self-Service Tool
The urgent care self-service tool, also known as the NHS streaming and redirection tool, is a kiosk-based service. It’s provided as a web application by NHS Digital for use by patients who arrive at accident and emergency (A&E) departments or other urgent care settings with no pre-booked arrival time.
Patients answer questions about any symptoms they have arrived with so that the service can direct them to the most appropriate care.
For further information see: Privacy statement for the urgent care self-service tool – NHS Digital
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