Privacy notice

We collect and handle lots of personal data so that we can deliver services. Your data will be collected and used for medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment and the management of health or social care systems and services. 

The Whittington Health NHS Trust is the data controller and will process your data in accordance with the regulations that apply to:

  • Article 6 (e) and Article 9 (h) of The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) / Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18)

Data may be shared with our health or social care partners should they be involved or required to be involved in providing care or treatment to you.

The Trust is also required to produce datasets to submit for commissioning purposes by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and national collections from NHS Digital. Your data may be provided in accordance with one or both of the above regulations.

In cases where your data is needed for reasons other than those already stated, your explicit consent will be sought prior to processing.

You have the right to object to your data being used for the research, planning and running of the NHS via the National Data Opt-out programme as well as your ‘right to object’ under Article 21 of the GDPR/DPA 18.

Further details on data collection can be found on the NHS Digital website and more information on CCGs can be found on the NHS England website.

Data will be stored on secure Trust systems and servers based in the UK and will not be transferred outside the EU.

Records will be retained as per the guidance set out in the Records Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer at or tel 020 7288 3077.

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have been provided and have exhausted the Trust’s complaints process, you can refer any complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or tel 0303 123 1113.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting your needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.  

Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here.

We do not collect or store any other personal information (eg your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.


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