Data Privacy Notice
During the course of your treatment Storm Physiotherapy clinic necessarily needs to hold some of your
personal information. For example, we need to hold your contact details for appointment purposes and
we also need to store your clinical notes on the premises as a basic requirement of our clinical
professional standards. Assessment notes will likely contain confidential personal information such as
your medical history and details of previous and current treatment episodes.
We would like to make it clear that Storm Physiotherapy will never pass any of your contact details to a
third party and under no circumstances pass on any of your clinical records unless you have given your
expressed written consent in cases where medical reports are required as part of your treatment. If you
have been referred to Storm Physiotherapy by a medical practitioner, then a discharge letter is often sent
on completion of treatment. You have every right to see these letters or any other records pertaining to
your treatment. Storm Physiotherapy will always be happy to assist you in any request in this regard with
no detriment to your ongoing treatment at Storm Physiotherapy. We can also confirm that your data will
not be used for any automated profiling purposes.
You also have the right to have to have your personal data deleted on request and to withdraw treatment
consent. However, we are required to retain notes pertaining to treatment episodes and any withdrawal
of treatment consent would result in termination of your treatment episode.
Clinical notes no longer in use are securely archived after two years and securely destroyed on-site by a
specialist company after eight years. We are however required to retain records for a longer period when
the patient is a child.
All our clinical records are stored securely on the premises and are unavailable to anyone except
authorised clinicians. Personal contact details are used solely for appointment purposes and are stored
securely on a computerised diary system.
If you have any concerns regarding how Storm Physiotherapy handles your data you are entitled to
complain directly to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
If you have any queries regarding how we store your data or any other issues regarding data protection at
Storm Physiotherapy, then please ask to speak to the Valerie Storm, the registered data controller and