How we Handle your Data

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of any information that we currently hold about you. In order to receive such information, please send your contact details including address to the following address:

Privacy
Turner Road Surgery
Primary Care Centre
Turner Road
Mile End
Colchester
CO4 5JR

Data handling

Turner Road Surgery has a team of senior staff members of whom a responsible for the safe handling and transfer of data.

Key team members:

  • Serious Information Risk Owner: Rebecca Renshaw
  • Data Protection Officer: Paul Cook
  • Caldicott Guardian: Dr Andrew Kuma – GP Partner at Creffield Medical Group

Caldicott Guardian

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information and making sure it is used properly. All NHS organisations and local authorities which provide social services must have a Caldicott Guardian.

If you have any queries regarding the sharing of information, please contact the practice.

National Institute for Health Research

All NHS organisations are expected to participate and support health and care research. Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best. You may be contacted from time to time about taking part in a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) study. If you are asked about taking part in NIHR research, someone in the care team looking after you will look at your health records to see whether you are eligible to take part before asking you whether you are interested or sending you a letter on behalf of the researcher.

You are free to choose whether or not to take part in any research study you are approached about.

For more details about how your information may be used in research please visit the Health Research Authority website.

For more information on the NIHR please visit www.nihr.ac.uk