How we handle your data
Practice Plus Group take handling your data very seriously and we work together to handle your data responsibly.
You have the right to request a copy of any information that we currently hold about you. In order to receive such information please complete a Data Request.
Alternatively please send your contact details including address to the following address:
Practice Plus Group Quality and Governance Team
5-6 Napier Court
Compliance with CMA Order 2014
In October 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) published the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 (the “Order”) following its investigation into the private healthcare industry. The Order imposed requirements on private hospital operators to disclose certain information in relation to referring clinicians (as defined by the Order) for the benefit of patients. Full details about the investigation and the Order can be found here. The information provided by Practice Plus Group below is required by the Order.
Practice Plus Group private healthcare services are delivered through fee rates and packages agreed between Practice Plus Group and Medical Insurers or Private Patients. Consultants who are employed or engaged through Practice Plus Group do not levy any fees directly to Medical Insurers or Private Patients, in relation to any healthcare services provided by Practice Plus Group. No Clinicians hold practicing privileges with Practice Plus Group and thus all referrals are received directly from General Practice, Private Patients or via Medical Insurers.
Practice Plus Group does not provide any Clinicians with any Direct Incentives or any High Value Services.
In the course of providing NHS and private healthcare services Practice Plus Group does provide some or all of the following Low Value Services:
- General services to ensure clinical safety e.g. in house training, administrative services, insurance or indemnity cover in respect of the treatment of patients.
- Basic workplace amenities including refreshments, subsidised meals provided on site, parking, and stationery.
- General marketing services e.g. general promotional events, providing consultant biographies/directories.
- General corporate hospitality.
Key team members:
- Serious Information Risk Owner: Barry Nee, Chief Information Officer
- Data Protection Officer: Shepherd Makusha. The DPO can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Caldicott Guardian: Dr Marjorie Gillespie, Medical Director for Primary Care
A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of people’s health and care information and making sure it is used properly. All NHS organisations and local authorities which provide social services must have a Caldicott Guardian.
If you have any queries regarding the sharing of information, please email email@example.com.
Our privacy notices have been updated to ensure that they are aligned with the new GDPR regulations. Please see the current versions here.
Our complaints procedure is based on three stages detailed below and is designed to make sure that we work with you to resolve any complaints as quickly as possible.
Contact first with the local manager and clinician to discuss your concerns and if this is the case arrangements will be made for this to happen at a mutually convenient time.
You can make your complaint: In person / by telephone – ask to speak to the manager and investigation will proceed.
If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the local manager you can request an internal review. Please contact:
Chief Operating Officer
Practice Plus Group
5-6 Napier Court Napier Road
If, following internal review – stage two, you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal investigations; you may request an external review of your complaint:
For NHS patients:
The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO)
CQC National Customer
Newcastle upon Tyne
The NHS complaints procedure is available through the Department of Health and Social Care’s website.
At anytime you can request that your complaint is handled under the NHS Complaints Procedure, which entitles you to be represented by the Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS). The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (ICAS) provides support in dealing with complaints. Details of your local ICAS office can be found on The Advocacy People’s website.
You can also contact ICAS via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0330 440 9000
For private patients
Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service
70 Fleet Street
More information can be found on the ISCAS website or they can be contacted at email@example.com.