All public bodies are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Under Data Protection legislation we have a legal duty to protect your personal information. We do not pass on your details to any third parties or other organisations unless we have a legal basis to do so.
Information about patients’ coronavirus (COVID-19) status may be shared with NHS and other partners involved in their care and treatment, along with:
*Public Health Wales
*The Department of Health
*The Police Force
*Other government departments where it is legally required, or where it is necessary for the protection of public health or management of the outbreak
The lawful basis is GDPR Article 6(1)(c), compliance with a legal obligation, or Article 6(1)(e), that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (the provision of statutory health care services).
The exemptions in GDPR Article 9(2)(h) and 9(2)(i) will be applied, that processing is necessary for matters of substantial public interest or for the management of health care systems.
The conditions in paragraphs 2 (management of health care systems), 3 (public health) and 6 (statutory and government purposes) of schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018 are also engaged.
For more information please contact BCU.DPO@wales.nhs.uk
Under GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise, and we must consider, in relation to the information we hold about you. These include:
We collect two kinds of electronic information direct from visitors to this website; feedback and email subscription details, this information is stored on NHS Wales servers.
Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
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We wish to advise you that the Health Board monitors e-mail, as permitted by the relevant Telecommunications Regulations, in order to protect its technology infrastructure from "virus" infection and to ensure that relevant UK and international law is adhered to by the sender and by the Health Board.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – E-mail Notice (2010)
E-mail sent from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (the Health Board) is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual(s) to whom it is addressed. If you are not an intended recipient, be advised that you will have received the e-mail message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of Health Board e-mail is strictly prohibited. May we ask you to inform the sender of the incorrect delivery by way of the Reply option in the e-mail message.
Any views or opinions presented are to be understood as those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Health Board.
E-mail messages and any attached files will have been checked with virus detection software before transmission. However, recipients must carry out their own virus checks before opening any attachment. The Health Board accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be caused by software viruses.
Please be aware also that, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, as a public authority, may be asked to make available the content of any e-mails or correspondence received.
For further information, please follow the link to Freedom of Information on this Health Board’s website: www.bcu.wales.nhs.uk
Data Protection Officer
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
If you are a Welsh resident who has received treatment by an NHS care provider in England, your information will be shared back into NHS Wales in order to verify and combine with your information held in Wales. That information will be used by the Health Board to identify you and validate what care was provided.
For information about other ways that we collect and use personal information please refer to the links below: