The University provides comprehensive advice on freedom of information and data protection, on its Information Compliance website.
The Data Protection section contains information on how the University processes your data, including privacy notices for job applicants, employees, prospective students/applicants, students, alumni, and research participants. These should be read in conjunction with the University’s general Data Protection policy.
The Clinical School works closely with members of the public (broadly, anyone who is not a student or who does hold a contract of employment with the University), particularly with regard to the provision of education. A significant proportion of those involved in the delivery of the clinical medical course both in Cambridge and in the regional Trusts and GP practices where students attend placements, are NHS employees, and not University employees. In addition, the Clinical School provides professional development courses in medical education for both University and non-University staff, administers aspects of the Integrated Training pathway for clinical academic training, and also interacts closely with patient volunteers who take part in Final MB examinations.
This section contains a number of privacy notices relating to the Clinical School’s interactions with members of the public, as described above.
In addition, though data on applicants and students on courses in Medicine is, in general, processed according to the University’s standard privacy notices, there are some exceptions due to the professional practice nature of these courses. These exceptions are outlined in this section.
Members of the public who are teachers, facilitators, or actors/simulated patients.
Members of the public attending courses or events, and for students attending or applying to the Cambridge Elective scheme.
Members of the public on (or applying for) a clinical academic training pathway.
Members of the public who are patients, and who volunteer for medical student examinations.