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Fair Processing Data & Hospital Contact details

Fair processing

Within the NHS, your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning, designing, buying and paying for certain NHS services. These services include planned and emergency hospital care, mental health, rehabilitation, and community services.

About fair processing

The Data Protection Act requires organisations, including those in the NHS, to process personal data fairly and lawfully.

The methods by which these processes are governed and explained to patients are known as ‘fair processing’.

How personal confidential data are used

The main use of data is for the provision of direct care and care services. In these cases, data are collected from patients and shared between doctors and other regulated professionals to enable the provision of care. Relevant data are stored and processed in computer systems within care providers, such as general practices and provider trusts, (e.g., hospitals and community services), and with any organisations that have been contracted to process data on their behalf.

Fair processing requires that such sharing is made clear to the patient in the process of the provision of care and is understood by the patient.

For morning information regarding fair processing please see below link.

Please click on the link below to see our 'Fair process notice'

Fair Processing Notice 

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website


Hospital Contact Numbers

University Hospital North Durham Main switchboard

0191 3332333

RVI Hospital

0191 2336161

QE Hospital

0191 4820000

Freeman Hospital

0191 2336161

Darlington Hospital

01325 380100

For the Well woman clinic at Shotley Bridge please call the central office on 0191 3826881

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