Privacy notices

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust embrace transparency as a means of building trust and confidence with our patients/staff.

Being transparent and providing accessible information to individuals about how we will use personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We want to be clear about the purpose or purposes for which we hold personal data.

It is often argued that people’s expectations about personal data are changing. People are increasingly willing to share information on social media and to allow their data to be collected by mobile apps, but they are unwilling to read lengthy privacy notices.

These factors are sometimes used to support the view that they are relatively unconcerned that their data is being collected and processed. However, we believe that people do have concerns about how organisations handle their data and want to retain some control over its further use.

Therefore, we have separated our full privacy notice into easy-to-read sections, as it is of paramount importance for us to be transparent about our processing and comply with the legal requirements to provide privacy information.

Our privacy notices can be viewed on the right hand side of this page.