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Your personal data

You and your personal information

East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) is the Data Controller* for personal data about staff, patients and other service users processed by the Trust.

We do not trade your personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose it if it is necessary to provide our services, is required by law or where necessary for other purposes, with your consent. The Trust uses only UK or European Economic Area-based providers to process your data. EKHUFT is now part of a wider healthcare record sharing service, the Kent and Medway Care Record (KMCR).

For more information, see the following patient leaflets:

You and Your Personal Information patient leaflet [Easy Read version] Your and Your Personal Information patient leaflet

Details of our processing

More specific Privacy Notices can be accessed using the links below.

Privacy Notice - UK resident Patients and service users Privacy Notice - Overseas visitor patient and service users  Privacy Notice – Charitable donors Privacy Notice – Staff Privacy Notice - Occupational Health Privacy Notice – Medstart Students Covid-19 and your information - Supplementary Privacy Notice on Covid-19 for Patients/Service Users Privacy Notice - Maternity Patient

See our right to opt out webpage, if you wish to find out further information on opting out.

To raise an enquiry regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Philip Elliott, EKHUFT Data Protection Officer - email: ekhuft.dataprotectionofficer@nhs.net 

If you are seeking a copy of your health record only, please visit our Your Health Records page

*The Trust is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office - registration number Z9093025. The Trust’s Data Protection Officer is Philip Elliott.

Download our registration certificate from the Information Commissioner's Office website