The Well Natural Health Centre
The Well Natural Health Centre

Privacy Notice

The Natural Health Centre - PRIVACY NOTICE  - 2018


(Why we collect your personal data and what we do with it)


When you supply your personal details to this clinic they are stored and processed for 4 reasons.


1.We need to collect personal information about your health in order to provide you with the best possible treatment. Your requesting treatment and our agreement to provide that care constitutes a contract. You can, of course, refuse to provide the information, but if you were to do that we would not be able to provide treatment.

2. We have a “Legitimate Interest” in collecting that information, because without it we couldn’t do our job effectively and safely.

3. We also think that it is important that we can contact you in order to confirm your appointments with us or to update you on matters related to your medical care. This again constitutes “Legitimate Interest”, but this time it is your legitimate interest.

4. Provided we have your consent, we may occasionally send you general health information in the form of articles, advice or newsletters. You may withdraw this consent at any time – just let us know by any convenient method.


We have a legal obligation to retain your records for 8 years after your most recent appointment (or age 25, if this is longer), but after this period you can ask us to delete your records if you wish. Otherwise, we will retain your records indefinitely in order that we can provide you with the best possible care should you need to see us at some future date.


Your records are stored

  • on paper, in locked filing cabinets, and the offices are always locked and alarmed out of working hours.
  • Individual practitioners are all self employed and will have their own system of record storage. 
  • on our office computers. These are password-protected, backed up regularly, and the office(s) are locked out of working hours.

We will never share your data with anyone who does not need access without your written consent. Only the following people/agencies will have routine access to your data:

 

  • Your practitioner(s) in order that they can provide you with treatment.
  • Our reception staff, because they organise our practitioners’ diaries, and coordinate appointments and reminders (but they do not have access to your medical history or sensitive personal information)
  • Other administrative staff, such as our bookkeeper. Again, administrative staff will not have access to your medical notes, just your essential contact details. 

You have the right to see what personal data of yours we, and individual practitioners, hold, and you can also ask us to correct any factual errors. Provided the legal minimum period has elapsed, you can also ask us to erase your records.
We want you to be absolutely confident that we are treating your personal data responsibly, and that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the only people who can access that data have a genuine need to do so.
Of course, if you feel that we are mishandling your personal data in some way, you have the right to complain. Complaints need to be sent to what is referred to in the

jargon as the “Data Controller”. Here are the details you need for that:


Ben Levine


ben@naturalhealth-centre.com


T. 0121 459 3535


The Natural Health Centre
86 The Green
Kings Norton
Birmingham
B38 8RS

We are located at:

The Well Natural Health Centre

89 Institute Rd

Kings Heath;Birmingham

B14 7EU

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

0121 443 1580

info@thewellhealthcentre.co.uk

 

Or use our contact form.

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