PHIN is the independent, government-mandated information source about private healthcare, working to empower patients to make better informed choices of care provider. All CSL consultants and specialists provide information to PHIN about individual practices to improve data quality, outcome measurement and transparency.
We hope your experience with our consultants and specialists is a positive one, but if you have any feedback or complaints, we would like to hear about it. Receiving your feedback is important for us to continually improve our service.Should you wish to put your comment or complaints in writing, please address it to:Dr Richard Schoub
Clinical Governance Lead
Complex Spine London
27 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3AX
In providing you with our services, CSL is required to inform you about professional fees that our consultants and specialists may charge you or your insurance provider, or any other person paying your consultation fees. None of our consultants and specialists will charge you more than £300 for a new consultation, and £150 for a follow-up consultation. If you require day case or inpatient treatment, our consultants and specialists will provide you with a cost of professional fee for this procedure. Please ask for this to be provided before you have your procedure. This cost does not include any hospital fees that you may have incurred separately from your outpatient appointment for investigations which we may organise for you, or any cost of day case or inpatient treatment received.
After your outpatient appointment, you may be asked to have investigations such as blood tests, X-rays, and MRI or CT scans. The cost of organising these investigations will be collected directly by the hospital or clinic from you or your insurance provider, or the person paying your hospital fees.Similarly, if you require a procedure to be done as a day case or inpatient in a hospital, the hospital will be responsible for providing a cost of treatment and collecting this fee.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call us on 020 3950 2409 or 020 7780 2628 as soon as you can. You may incur an administrative charge for not attending your scheduled appointment.
Data protection and privacy information
Complex Spine London understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all our clients/patients and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Complex Spine London is a limited company registered in England under company number 05099246.
Registered Address: 27 Old Gloucester Road, London WC1N 3AX
a) 23 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2QP
b) 1 West Ferry Circus, London E14 4HD
c) 2 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9PB
d) 4 Harley Street, London W1G 9PB
See our website for details of hospitals and clinics that our consultants and healthcare professionals work from.
Data Protection Officer(s):
Dr Richard Schoub
Ms Lucy Whatson
Mr Will Beattie
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 020 3950 2409
Correspondence address: 27 Old Gloucester Road, London WC1N 3AX
We are regulated by The Health and Care Professions Council and The General Medical Council. We are members of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, British Medical Association and British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in Part 5, below.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Information should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 11.
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 10 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a specific purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we use it with your consent or for the performance of a service, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 11.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a service with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
Help us manage your spinal condition
Obtain information about your spinal condition to medical or healthcare professionals who are also managing your care
Provide information about your spinal condition to medical or healthcare professional who are also managing your care
Communicate with you, which may include responding to phone calls, emails or letters
Supply you with information about your spinal condition that you have opted-in to for e.g. obtaining patient information leaflets, procedure leaflets or other information that will be useful to you
Marketing and promoting our service to you
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email and/or telephone and/or text message and/or post with information, news or offers on the services that we supply. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you can always opt-out.
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary considering the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
All data will be kept for a minimum of seven (7) years from when you no longer require our service or are discharged as client/patient from our care
All data for children under the age of 18 years of age will be kept until they reach 25 years of age i.e. a minimum of seven (7) years
This is line with regulatory arrangements for keeping medical and healthcare data in England and Wales
Once your data is no required to be kept, it will be securely delete
All our data storage and transfer is managed by Egress Software Technologies, a UK government certified provider which allows email and document classification; email and file encryption; secure managed file transfer, secure online collaboration, auditing and compliance reporting. This enables us to protect your data and share information securely throughout its lifecycle. For further information about Egress Software Technologies and its GDPR statement, go to www.egress.com/about.
We will only store your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
All paper records of your personal, medical and healthcare data are stored in a locked, fire resistant cabinet in the trading addresses as given in Part 1.
All electronic data is stored using Egress Secure Cloud based storage system in the UK. This cloud uses identity-based AES 256-bit encryption at rest using FIPS 140-2 approved cryptographic data libraries.
We will only transfer your personal data between our administrative, IT, marketing medical and healthcare teams to allow us to provide a service to you. In doing so, we will use the email and file encryption service by Egress Technologies. Data is encrypted in transit using TLS, which provides highest security for end-to-end data exchange.
Please contact us using the details below in Part 11 for further information about the data protection mechanism used by when storing and transferring your personal data within the UK.
We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply specific services to you on our behalf. These may include data storage/transfer, payment processing, communication, delivery, and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all your personal data that we hold. These third parties include:
World Pay – card payment collection company
I-Zettle – card payment collection company
Medserv – medical and healthcare bill collectors
Rushcliffe (PPS) – private practice software
One Vision Health – digital and social media marketing
Cheetah Space – website hosting
LCN – website hosting
Vonage (VOIP) – voice over internet phone
Dragon Dictate – medical transcription software
E-Transcriptions – UK Cloud based transcription service
All these third-party providers comply with GDPR regulations.
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 8.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we and our third-party service providers will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 8.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours for e.g., if we involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use. This can be found on our website www.complexspine.london.
You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us such that we can process your request as quickly as possible.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 28 days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of the progress of your request by your data protection officer.
Due to the current ongoing guidance concerning COVID-19, Complex Spine London are offering Virtual Appointments as well as face-to-face appointments. This is your choice as we are happy to provide whichever you feel most comfortable with. Please let us know which type of appointment you would prefer when booking.