Mid Kent Primary Care Network


Primary care network (group of GP practices working together)

We belong to the Mid Kent Primary care network (“MK PCN”) which is a group of GP practices in the Mid Kent area (a patient centered organisation), working collaboratively and developing closer integration with other partners across health, social and third sector partners to facilitate an enhanced delivery of health and care services across the Mid Kent areas.

Operating as a centralised hub in the community, the Mid Kent PCN provide direct health and care services such as extended hours access to the GP service, minor illness service, home visits, women clinic, first contact physiotherapy, mental health practitioner and other services that may be added from time to time across Mid Kent and environs. If you visit or receive treatment/consultation on any of these  services, personal data concerning your GP medical record may be shared with the PCN and their Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in order to enable them make the best informed decision about your health/care needs, and provide you with the best possible care.

The source of the information shared in this way is your electronic GP record that the PCN can read to provide you healthcare. Any information you provide when seen at the PCN level will also be fully sent back to your GP record for completeness.

Data Retention Period

All records held by the Practice and/or your PCN will be kept for the duration specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care.

The processing of personal data is permitted under the following UK GDPR and DPA conditions:

GDPR Article 6(1) (e) - public interest or in the exercise of official authority;

DPA Section 8 (d) - processing is necessary for the exercise of statutory functions;

The processing of special categories of personal data concerning health is permitted under the following UK GDPR and DPA conditions:

GDPR Article 9 (2) (h) - processing is necessary for medical or social care treatment or, the management of health or social care systems and services;

DPA Section 10 (1) (c) – processing is necessary for health and social care purposes;

In accordance with DPA Schedule 1, Part 1, (2) health or social care purposes means the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine; medical diagnosis; the provision of health care or treatment; the provision of social care, or the management of health care systems or services or social care systems or services.

Related Legislation:

Section 251B Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality Act) 2015 (Duty to Share);

Common Law of Duty of Confidentiality

You have the right to:

  • To access, view or request copies of your personal information;
  • request rectification of any inaccuracy in your personal information;
  • restrict the processing of your personal information where:
    • accuracy of the data is contested,
    • the processing is unlawful or,
    • where we no longer need the data for the purposes of the processing.

Right to object: In line with the UK GDPR Article 21, you have a general right to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data in some particular circumstances. This right only applies where we cannot demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct provision of care, and compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights please contact your GP Practice (data controller) or the DPO and your request will be carefully considered.

Right to complain: If you are dissatisfied with the way your GP Practice process your data, please contact your GP practice directly in the first instance via the ‘Contact Us’ section on our website.

You can also contact the PCN via Kmicb.midkentpcn@nhs.net for strictly PCN related enquiries.

You also have the right to appeal/complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745

Contact the ICO online