Data Protection Policy

How OPC Use Your Information:

OPC collects information to support clinical research and to provide the clinical review and healthcare quality improvement service to your GP practice and clinical commissioning group. De-identified data is securely transferred to the OPC Quality Improvement Database for analysis and the provision of these services.

Data extracted for research purposes is then anonymised and moved into the OPC Research Database (OPCRD). OPCRD has been approved by the Health Research Authority (REC reference: 15/EM/0150) to be used for ethically approved research. All research using OPCRD is registered on established study databases, such as the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance

OPC has two databases: OPC Quality Improvement Database (OPCQID) and OPC Research Database (OPCRD). Data in the OPCQID is de-identified and pseudonymised to allow OPC to provide the quality improvement clinical review and reporting service. Data in the OPCRD is anonymised and used for anonymous, ethically approved research purposes.

OPC staff are subject to the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality and are trained and fully understand the confidential and sensitive nature of the data extracted.

Optimum Patient Care Ltd. is a registered Data Controller with the ICO
Registration number: ZA197058
REC Ref: 15/EM/0150
IG Toolkit Ref: 8HR85

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