How we use your personal information (for members of the public on (or applying for) a clinical academic training pathway)
This page provides information about the use of your personal data if you do not hold a University of Cambridge contract of employment (include a temporary workers’ contract), if you are a consultant or a doctor in training, and if you carry out research as part of, or alongside, your clinical duties. Primarily, this page relates to those who apply for or who are admitted to the Integrated Academic Training pathway, either for the Academic Foundation Year Programme (AFY), or for an Academic Clinical Fellowship (ACF). Clinical Lecturers (CL) have a contract of employment with the University of Cambridge, and should instead consult the privacy notices for job applicants and University staff.
The Clinical School uses your personal information for the purposes of keeping you in touch with events and information relevant to clinical academics on the Biomedical Campus, and for the purposes of organising and administering aspects of the Academic Foundation Year programme, and the Academic Clinical Fellowship programme, including application and admission to these programmes. In order to do this, we share your information with administrative and academic/clinical colleagues who are also involved in the organisation and/or delivery of these programmes. Some of these individuals are University staff members, but others may be employed by external organisations, such as the NHS. In particular, we work very closely and share data with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Health Education East of England, and trainees’ employers.
We consider the processing of your personal information for these purposes to be necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations to you, as a user of the service we provide in administering aspects of clinical academic training programmes. If you are successful in applying for a place on one these programmes, your information will be kept for the duration of your participation on that programme, and for six years thereafter. If you are unsuccessful, your information will be kept for up to twelve months.
For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data.