This privacy notice sets out your rights under UK data protection legislation and tells you what to expect when NHS Dorset collects, uses, retains and discloses your personal information.
Personal information is information that (on its own or together with other information) identifies you and is about you.
Who we are
NHS Dorset is responsible for planning, buying and monitoring (also known as commissioning) health services from healthcare providers such as hospitals and GP practices for our local Dorset population to ensure the highest quality of healthcare. We also have a performance monitoring role of these services, which includes responding to any concerns from our patients on services offered.
Within this notice we describe instances where NHS Dorset is the ‘data controller’ under data protection legislation (the organisation who decides what personal information is collected and how it is used), and where we direct or commission the processing of personal information by third parties on our behalf to provide services or improve our offering to you.
All data controllers must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of all personal information processing activities. Our ICO Data Protection Registration number is: ZB344651.
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