EMPOWER is a national, structured diabetes education programme designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand what diabetes is, the effect it has on their body and how to make small, achievable changes to the food they eat and their everyday life.
Spirit Health employs a specialist team of dedicated educators and experienced administrators to:
The EMPOWER programmes are run and managed by Spirit Health.
This information is being collected in order for Spirit Health to fulfil their contract with the specified Clinical Commissioning Group. Without collecting this information, it would not be possible to provide the educational programme in a targeted way. In addition to this, consent is also used/obtained – this would be for attendance at the course, for us to contact their GP to confirm attendance and share goal setting and to conduct reviews at 6 and 12 months.
The information is collected for us to deliver the educational programme and review the patient at 6 and 12 months to assess the impact upon the patient.
Patients may also call and leave a message with our out of hours service run by a third-party provider. The information would be limited to name and contacted details and it would be related to booking onto one of our courses.
All information collected is stored electronically in a secure network complying with industry standards for security.
Paper documents are kept in a locked cupboard and destroyed one year after the patient leaves the service.
No automated decision making is used with the data collected.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Health have appointed a DPO. This is our Head of Governance – Lisa Wakeford. The role of the DPO is to assist data ‘Controllers’ and ‘Processors’ to comply with data protection law and avoid the risks that organisations face when processing personal data.
Spirit Health is responsible for keeping your information safe. Our registered business address is:
Spirit Health, Spirit House, Saffron Way, Leicester, LE2 6UP
Telephone: 0800 8815423 https://www.spirit-health.com
If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires organisations to lodge a notification with the Information Commissioner to describe the purposes for which they process personal information. These details are publicly available in the Register of Data Controllers. Our Registration number is: Z1816219
Further information can be obtained from:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 www.ico.org.uk