Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
This page explains our privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give to us or that we collate when you visit this website, or participate in any NSTC courses. This privacy notice is intended to provide transparency regarding what personal data the NSTC may hold about you, how it will be processed and stored, how long it will be retained and who may have access to your data. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (the data subject). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number or factors specific to the physical, genetic or mental identity of that person.

The NSTC is a unique, state of the art facility providing advanced cadaveric education to the medical profession, to enhance high quality, effective patient care. All the information we collect is to support these objectives.

This privacy statement only covers the processing of personal data by the NSTC that the NSTC has obtained from data subjects accessing the NSTC website and from its provision of services and exercise of functions. It does not cover the processing of data by any sites that can be linked to or from the NSTC website, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that website.

If our privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Personal data may be collected from you, obtained from HE NEE or Industry Partners with the functions of NSTC.
In connection with training, NSTC collects and uses your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To manage your training and programmes, and register you for the appropriate courses
  2. To quality assure training programmes and ensure that standards are maintained
  3. To enhance patient safety
  4. To comply with legal and regulatory responsibilities including revalidation
  5. To contact you about training opportunities, events, surveys and information that may be of interest to you

How we protect your personal data
Our processing of all personal data complies with the General Data Protection Regulation principles in line with Newcastle Trust Policies. The personal data we hold may be held as an electronic record on data systems managed by NSTC or as a paper record. These records are only accessed, seen and used as required and/or permitted by law by NSTC staff who need access to personal data so they can do their jobs and other partner organisations under data sharing agreements.

The security of the data is assured through the implementation of the Trust policies on information governance management. We make every effort to keep your personal information accurate and up to date, but in some cases we are reliant on you as the data subject to notify us of any necessary changes to your personal data. If you tell us of any changes in your circumstances, we can update the records with personal data you choose to share with us. We will keep personal data for no longer than necessary, in line with our records management policy, and the NHS records retention schedule within the NHS records management code of practice.

Sharing personal data
We may share information, where necessary, to prevent, detect or assist in the investigation of fraud or criminal activity, to assist in the administration of justice, for the purposes of seeking legal advice or exercising or defending legal rights or as otherwise required by the law. Where the data is used for analysis and publication by a recipient or third party, any publication will be on an anonymous basis, and will not make it possible to identify any individual. This will mean that the data ceases to become personal data.

Your rights Right to rectification and erasure
The GDPR extends and strengthens your rights as a data subject. Under the GDPR you have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data and the right to request the erasure of your personal data. However, the right to erasure is not an absolute right and it may be that it is necessary for NSTC to continue to process your personal data for a number of lawful and legitimate reasons.

Right to object
You have the right in certain circumstances to ask NSTC to stop processing your personal data in relation to any NSTC service. As set out above, you can decide that you do not wish to receive information from NSTC. However, the right to object is not an absolute right and it may be that it is necessary in certain circumstances for NSTC to continue to process your personal data for a number of lawful and legitimate reasons. If you object to the way in which NSTC is processing your personal information or if you wish to ask NSTC to stop processing your personal data, please let us know. However, if we do stop processing personal data about you, this may prevent NSTC from providing the best possible service to you.

Your responsibilities
It is important that you work with us to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date so please inform NSTC if any of your personal data needs to be updated or corrected. All communications from NSTC will normally be by email. It is therefore essential for you to maintain an effective and secure email address or you may not receive information or other important news about NSTC courses.

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Newcastle Surgical Training Centre,
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