This fair processing notice explains how we deal with your data for our contracts that are funded by NHS England and local authorities.
Controller’s contact details
Momenta Newcastle Ltd
See Contact Us page to get in touch
Data Protection Officer’s contact details
Purpose and legal basis for processing
We collect information about you (your personal data) from our Community Services including but not limited to our diabetes, weight management and cardiovascular disease prevention services. This includes information about your referral(s), assessments, diagnoses, activities (for example, taking a blood pressure test) and, in some cases, your answers to questionnaires.
We do this in order to assess the effectiveness of our care so that we can provide you with the best possible care and ensure that we can continually improve our services.
A ‘public task’ is our GDPR legal basis to hold and use personal data for the purposes of receiving referrals to and providing the the services we provide. GDPR Articles 6(1)(e) and 9(2)(h) – management of health and social care services apply.
What we do with your data
The data is securely sent to NHS Digital (or in a few cases the local Commissioner), which is the central organisation that receives the same data from all publicly-funded Community Services across England. NHS Digital removes all identifying details and combines the data we send with the data sent by other care providers, forming the Community Services Data Set (CSDS). NHS Digital follows the same process with regard to our NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Services, formerly the NHS Low Calorie Diet.
The CSDS data set is used to produce anonymised/pseudonymised reports that only show summary numbers of, for instance, patients referred to different types of services. It is impossible to identify any individual patient in the reports, but the reports do help us to improve the care we provide to you and other patients.
The benefits of the CSDS to you as a patient include:
- Making sure Community Services are available to all patients in all areas by measuring the care that is being delivered
- Better care, through monitoring progress to allow future services to be planned
- Informing patients about the care offered at different hospitals
- More personalised and better organised care for patients through understanding what care is needed nationally, for example understanding how many patients who are discharged from hospitals then need looking after at home.
Find more information about how NHS Digital uses your personal data including their lawful basis for processing, how long they hold it for and your rights.
Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 5678.
What are your rights?
You have a right to object to the processing (use) of your personal data in some circumstances by letting us know – see details above. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing it. This will not affect your treatment in any way.
You can also make a subject access request for information that we hold about you.
Contact our Data Protection Officer using the details above.
You also have the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified and to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data in specific circumstances, for example if you feel that the data held is inaccurate. Please contact us using the details above.
Your rights to complain
If you wish to raise a complaint concerning our handling of your personal data, please visit our Complaints pages – see footer at the bottom of this webpage.
You also have a right to raise a concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office at any time. Their contact details are: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.