Privacy notice - Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG)

This document details the privacy notice for the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG)

Publication date:
27 May 2020
Date range:
May 2020 - May 2021


Subsection Information
1. Data Controller contact details

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Head Office, Farm Villa, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent,

2. Data Protection Officer contact details Leanne McDougall
Head of Information Governance, St Michaels House, St Michaels
Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3DW
3. Purpose of Processing

We need to collect and record information about you in order to
provide the right kind of services to meet your needs.

Appropriate collection and sharing of information is an essential part of the provision of your safe and effective care. You could be put at risk if we do not have access to relevant, accurate and up to date information about you.

4. Lawful basis for processing

The processing of personal data in the delivery of direct care and for providers’ administrative purposes in this organisation and in support of direct care elsewhere  is supported under the following Article 6 and 9 conditions of the GDPR:

  • Article 6(1)(e) ‘…necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority…’.
  • Article 9(2)(h) ‘necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services...”

It is possible that there will be limited criminal information included within the data in the system. Therefore for the purposes of this data the processing is supported under the following conditions of the Data Protection Act 2018:

  • Section 10 and Schedule 1 part 1 Health and Social Care purposes

We will also recognise your rights established under UK case law collectively known as the “Common Law Duty of Confidentiality”*

5. Recipient or categories of
recipients of the processed data

The data will be accessed by Health and Social Care professionals
and support staff in this organisation, your GP practice and at
hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centres who contribute to your personal care.

6. Rights to object

You have the right to object to some or all the information being processed
under GDPR Article 21. Please contact the Data Controller or Data Protection Officer. You should be aware that this is a right to raise an objection, that is not the same as having an absolute right to have your wishes granted in every circumstance, and the organisation will need to consider what is in the best interests of your care and treatment.

7. Right to access and correction You have the right to access the data that is being shared and
have any inaccuracies corrected. There is no right to have
accurate medical records deleted except when ordered by a
court of Law.
8. Retention Period The data will be retained in line with the law and national guidance which can be viewed here
9. Right to Complain

You have the right to complain to the Information
Commissioner’s Office. To complain to the Information Commissioner you can use this link

Call their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, (see ICO website)