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Quit4Life’s Privacy Notice

Quit4Life is part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, and we take your confidentiality and privacy rights very seriously. For the full Privacy Notice – please go to http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/care/your-rights/your-information-your-rights/(if you do not have internet access please ask us to print you a copy).


Summary information regarding Quit4life:

We do not rely on consent to use your information as a ‘legal basis for processing’.  We rely on specific provisions under Article 6.1(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation, such as ‘…a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.’ 


This means we can use your personal information to provide you with your care without seeking your consent.  However, you do have the right to say ‘NO’ to our use of your information but this could have an impact on our ability to provide you with care.

We will only collect and use your information to provide you with your care and treatment, as directly related to the Quit4Life service, which may include:

  • Basic details such as name, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address  - where you have provided it to enable us to communicate with you by email

  • Notes about your physical or mental health which you have disclosed to us

  • Any contacts you have with us such as home visits or Quit4Life appointments

  • Information on medicines, side effects and allergies

  • Patient experience feedback and treatment outcome information you provide


All of your records are electronic and are held on a computer system and secure IT network.

We will only share information with:

Health and Social Care Professionals - Your smoking status will be shared with your GP or referrer and information may be shared with the team who are caring for you and are providing treatment to you.

You have the right to refuse/withdraw your consent to information sharing at any time. Please discuss this with our Quit4Life main office (call 01252 335 120) as this could have implications in how you receive further care, including delays in you receiving care.

The information from your patient record will only be used for purposes that benefit your care - we would never share it or sell it on for marketing or insurance purposes.

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) was established to support the delivery of smoking cessation interventions provided by local stop smoking services, support the NHS and Local Authorities to deliver effective evidence-based tobacco control programmes, and deliver training and assessment programmes to stop smoking practitioners and other health care professionals. We may share your contact information with an NHS approved contractor (such as the NCSCT) to be used for the purpose of accreditation. 

NHS Digital, on behalf of NHS England assess the effectiveness of the care provided by publicly-funded services - we have to share anonymised information from your patient record, such as client quit statuses, on a regular basis to meet our NHS contract obligations.

If you need further information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer on 01962 763 937.