Privacy Policy

We take the privacy of your data seriously.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.  It explains how we use your personal data whilst visiting this website or when we are providing a service to you. 

Throughout this policy the word ‘we’ refers to Dr Noble Psychiatry Opinions or associates of Psychni.  This includes selected subcontracted administrative support.  All of those included in this category are subject to this privacy policy and information governance policies held by Dr Noble Psychiatry Opinions. 


Data we may collect about you.

Information is collected when you visit this site and when you engage us for a private psychiatric service. 

Information is collected from a variety of sources.  The referring agent will send us information about you.  This will include a combination of personal and sensitive data, either about your health or legal proceedings.  You will provide data to us including personal data and sensitive data about your health or legal proceedings. 

We may ask you to provide personally identifiable information.  Or this information may be sent to us by a referring agent.  Personally identifiable information is likely to include, but not limited to:

               First name and Surname

               Postal address

               Date of Birth

               Email address

               Telephone number

Usage data may be collected by the website provider.  Is may include information such as IP address, details about the device you use to access the website and how you interact with the website.

Cookies and tracking technologies may be used by the website.  There is an option to disable cookies. 


Why do we need to collect and use your personal data?

Your data is collected and processed for the purpose of providing health care services or for the use in legal proceedings.  We need to be able to contact you to arrange the provision of service.  The information we collect about you is essential for us to help inform decisions that we make about your care, to ensure your treatment is safe and effective and to work effectively with other organisations who may be involved in your care or legal representation. 


Communication and sharing of data.

During the provision of health care services, it is necessary to share your information with your General Practitioner.  Your engagement with us for health care is dependant upon your consent to share this information.  This information is shared on the basis of your consent.

It may be necessary to engage a third-party health care provider to provide you with the holistic care you require.  We will only engage providers that are reputable, have a comparable privacy policy in place or suitable information governance procedures. This will only be carried with your consent.  You are advised to view the privacy policy of any other service prior to agreeing to share your data or avail of their service. 

If your engagement with us is for the purpose of medico legal assessment or the provision of other types of medical report your date will be contained within the report provided.  You consent to this in your attendance for assessment. 

When sharing your data, as outlined above, a record is kept of the data sharing.  Data may be shared electronically using password protection in such correspondence or via post. 

We do not collect data for marketing purposes.  We do not share your information for this purpose. 


Keeping your data secure. 

All efforts are made to ensure information is kept securely in electronic and paper formats.  Access is restricted to those with legitimate purpose.  No method of data storage is 100% secure. 

Information will only be transferred as outlined in the information sharing section.  If information is required to be used at any place other than our secure office, it will be transported securely in adherence to our data governance procedures and must be securely stored until returned to the office. 


Data retention.

Under current legislation it is only permitted to store data for as long as it is necessary.  Retention of mental health records is 20 years from the last contact with the service or 8 years following the death of an individual. 

Data collected for the purpose of provision of medico legal reports will be retained until acceptance of the final report.  At this stage this information will be erased as it is expected that the information will continue to be held by your solicitor in keeping with retention guidelines for legal proceedings.  We will retain medical examination notes, report and data pertaining to this accordingly.   



Your rights.

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you.  If you would like to request a copy of the information held about you please make contact. 

Should you have any complaints please make contact with us. 

Dr Noble is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).  Details of this registration can be found at https://ico.org.uk/esdwebpages/search 


Changes to Privacy Policy. 

Any changes to this policy will be posted on the website and the date of publication updated.  Please check the website for the latest version of this policy. 

Date published: 17.04.21