Privacy notice - Care Quality Commission

This document details the privacy notice for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Publication date:
15 May 2018
Date range:
May 2018 - May 2021


Care Quality Commission
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 To provide the Secretary of State and others with information
and reports on the status, activity and performance of the NHS.
4. Lawful basis for processing

The legal basis supported by the GDPR provisions are:

  • Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.”
  • Article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive 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 on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;”
5. Recipient or categories of
recipients of the processed data
The data will be shared with the Care Quality Commission, its
officers and staff and members of the inspection teams that visit
us from time to time.
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.
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 for active use during the processing and
thereafter according to NHS Policies and the law.
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)