Care Quality Commission


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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is an organisation established in English law by the Health and Social Care Act. The CQC is the regulator for English health and social care services to ensure that safe care is provided. They inspect and produce reports on all English general practices in a rolling 5 year program.

The law allows The Corner Road Surgery to share identifiable patient information with CQC as well as requiring this Practice to share certain types of data with them in certain circumstances, for instance following a significant safety incident.

For more information about the CQC please visit their website


Controller contact details

The Corner Surgery, 99 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9NS


Data Protection Officer contact details

Danielle Gibbons - GP Data Protection Officer. Email here


Purpose of the processing

To meet the legal obligation to provide the Department of Health with information and reports on the status, activity and performance of NHS GP practices. This may include identifiable patient data. 


Lawful basis for processing

The legal basis will be

  • Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.”


  • Article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and service on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3;"

Recipient or categories of recipients of the shared data

The data will be shared with the Care Quality Commission, its officers and staff and members of the inspection teams that visit us from time to time.


Rights to object

You have the right to object to some or all the information being shared with NHS Digital. Contact the Controller or the practice.


Right to access and correct

You have the right to access the data that is being shared and have any inaccuracies corrected. There is no right to have accurate medical records deleted except when ordered by a court of Law.


Retention period

The data will be retained for active use during the processing and thereafter according to NHS Policies and the law.


Right to Complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can do so via their website  or calling their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

There are National Offices for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, (see ICO website).