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Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


What is GDPR?

GDPR is an European Union regulation which is intended to strengthen, unify and safeguard data for all individuals.
At Fitzwilliam Clinic, we are committed to ensuring the protection of your personal information. In accordance with GDPR guidelines, our aim is to have safeguards in place to protect your privacy and ensure that you feel confident about the security of the personal data which you provide to us.

Data Protection Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is to let you know how our clinic will look after your personal information. If we provide you with a medical or nursing service, then we will use your personal information in the ways set out in this privacy notice. Under data protection legislation, we can only process your personal information where we have a proper reason for doing so, such as:-

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

Personal data collected may include:-
Personal data is any information that is identifiable as belonging to you.
Fitzwilliam Clinic will request personal data from patients attending the clinic for an outpatient or theatre appointment, for the sole purpose of creating a medical file on the individual patient.
The personal information held on file may be shared with:

Why Do We Collect Data & Who Are The Recipients Of Data?

We collect data to provide details to the Consultant in charge of your care and to enable the Consultant to provide continuing care via the NHS / your General Practitioner.
Financial and health insurance data is collected for the purposes of payment for the services received.

Individual Rights Under GDPR

You have a number of rights under the data protection legislation in relation to the way we process your personal data, which are set out below:


How long will the data be retained?

Data will not be retained for any longer than is required.
We will retain your medical records for 7-10 years, as required by our insurance provider and as required by regulations (Access to Health Records Legislation (NI) Order 1993 and Records Management – Good Management Good Records. DHSS revised October 2015).

Cookies & Links From Our Website

We may also collect information from you through the use of cookies. Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer browser. The cookie law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet for example, you may have a pop-up message informing you that this site uses cookies in combination with an acceptance/decline box, and it will be your decision whether you wish to accept or decline the use of the cookie.
Our website may contain links to other websites.  If you provide personal/sensitive data to a website to which we are linked to, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. This privacy statement only applies to

Contact details

If you wish to exercise any of the above, please write to:-
The Data Protection Officer
Fitzwilliam Clinic
70-72 Lisburn Road