Data Protection Summary for Patients

We at North East Imaging take your privacy seriously. It is important that we let you know exactly what we do with personal information that you and others provide to us. From 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will place enhanced accountability and obligations on organisations who hold and may process your personal information.

Who we are?

North East Imaging is a small group of consultant radiologists and clerical staff who provide private ultrasound services to patients in Drogheda and the surrounding areas.

What personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information necessary to identify patients, including names, addresses, and dates of birth. We also hold contact information about your GP or referring doctor.

Why do we collect this information?

We collect this information so that we can identify individuals, and identify the images and reports of ultrasound scans we perform to individual patients.

What do we do with this information?

Patient personal information is attached to scan images and reports so that scans can be identified to the individual patient concerned. The scans and their reports are stored as there is a legal requirement to retain these for a period of time, under the HSE Records Retention Periods Health Service Policy 2013. Your information will never be used for any marketing or business-related purposes.

Who do we share your information with?

We will share your information with your referring doctor in the form of your ultrasound scan report, so that the report is identified to you. We will not share your information with any other party without your express consent.

What are your rights?

Under the new regulations, you will have a number of enhanced rights in relation to how your information is used, including the right to:

  • Have access to the information we hold about you within a reasonable time frame.
  • Find out how we use, access and store your information.
  • Have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated.
  • In certain circumstances have your information deleted or have the processing of your information restricted.
  • Exercise the right to data portability (ie. you can obtain a copy of the information we hold to transfer to another provider or doctor).
  • To withdraw consent at any time where any processing is based on consent.