Your data matters

We are registered with the Information Commissioner to use the information we hold for advertising, marketing and public relations purposes. For public relations purposes we may, from time to time, contact you to ask for your help and advice in improving our services.

The data you supply to us as a member will remain confidential and will be managed and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018) on the Trust’s membership database. The basis for processing your data is that it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that the hospital has as a foundation trust.

The information you provide will only be used to contact you about Trust membership-related activities, e.g. contacting you about events, circulating newsletters and governor election information/voting packs (these are sent out by the Trust’s current provider, the Electoral Reform Services).

For further information about the Trust’s updated privacy policy, you can access the policy on our website, here, or you can contact the Governor and Membership Support Officer for a copy of the policy on 01823 342511 or email Members@somersetft.nhs.uk.

Your data will be held on our members’ database until such a time you advise us that you no longer wish to remain a member.  Please contact Vanessa Kelly, Administration Assistant on 01278 432167 or email Members@somersetft.nhs.uk if at any time you would like to be removed from the Membership list.