This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice.
In the context of the pandemic, the Secretary of State has required health organisations amongst other entities to share confidential patient information to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak based on reasons of public interest in the area of public health, and research in the public interest.
Any information used or shared during the Covid-19 outbreak will be limited to the period of the outbreak unless there is another legal basis to use the data.
Where data is used and shared under these laws your right to have personal data erased will also not apply.
We may share your confidential patient information including, but not limited to, your name, ethnicity, NHS number, test results with health and care organisations and public bodies engaged in disease surveillance for the purposes of protecting public health including the UK government.
If you are having a blood draw at a Clinic, we will share your name, telephone number, data of birth, address and email address with the clinic in order to perform the blood draw service.
We may also use the details we have to send public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email and /or to follow-up on Covid-19 test you’ve done.
Your personal/confidential patient information will be safeguarded in the same way it would with any other consultation.
We will not collect more information than we require and we will ensure that any information collected is treated with the appropriate safeguards.