Your Data Is Safe With Us

Data protection

SOHS Devon is committed to protecting your privacy and processing your information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This act requires organisations that process sensitive personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our registration number is ZA266945. Our entry in the register can be found here: https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA266945.

How will we handle your completed survey?

SOHS Devon has a "Policy for handling completed SOHS Devon Care Closer to Home surveys". This policy is designed to ensure that: a) your personal data is protected at all times and only accessible to a limited number of logged individuals; and b) your survey responses are rendered anonymous upon transfer to our online database. This Policy is freely accessible on our website at: www.sohs.org.uk.

What is SOHS Devon?

Save Our Hospital Services (SOHS) Devon is a voluntary, open‐to‐all, non‐party‐political organisation that campaigns against proposals to downgrade and close health services in Devon.

What is the survey and what is its purpose?

The Care Closer to Home Survey is a paper and online questionnaire survey designed, promoted and managed by SOHS Devon. The purpose is to collect information on how patients and their spouses/partners/relatives/friends are experiencing Care Closer to Home.

How will we use your information?

SOHS Devon will use your information: a) to carry out or commission an evaluation of how Care Closer to Home is working in practice; b) in the event that areas of concern are identified, to compile or commission a report for the attention of the health authorities, the government and the public; c) to generally support our campaigning work.

What will ultimately happen to your information?

Upon dissolution of SOHS, the anonymised dataset will be made available to the public health authorities and/or archived.

Questions

If you have any questions about this survey, its purpose and how your information will be processed, or if you have feedback, please feel free to email us at: surveys@sohs.org.uk