Dental Surgery in Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Privacy Notice


We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements  of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.


This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold it and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the law.


Types of Personal Data


The practice holds personal data in the following categories:

  1. Patient clinical and health data correspondence.
  2. Staff employment data.
  3. Contractor’s data.


Why we process Personal Data (what is the “purpose”)

“Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data.

  1. Patient data is held for the purpose of providing patients with appropriate, high quality, safe and effective dental care and treatment.
  2. Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation, and Pensions law.
  3. Contractors’ data is held for the purpose of managing their contracts.


What is the Lawful Basis for processing Personal Date?


The Law says we must tell you this:

  1. We hold patients data because it is in because it is in our Legitimate Interest to do so. Without holding the data we cannot work effectively, Also, we must hold data on NHS care and treatment as it is a Public Task required by law.
  2. We hold staff employment data because it is a Legal Obligation for us to do so.
  3. We hold contractor’s data because it is needed to Fulfill a Contract with us.


Who might you share your data with?


We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so.


  1. Patient data may be shared with other healthcare professionals who need to be involved in your care for example ( if we refer you to a specialist or need laboratory work undertaken). Patient Data may also be stored for back- up purposes with our computer software suppliers, who may also store it securely, overseas.
  2. Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC
  3. Patient information in relation to hospital referrals.
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