If you don’t wish to have your baby at a Dorset hospital, please directly contact the hospital you wish to birth at. You may still receive some of your care from Dorset midwives. If you are considering a homebirth, please complete the self-referral form.
By submitting this information, you consent to NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) securely processing your personal data and transferring it to the appropriate maternity service within Dorset. NHS Dorset CCG’s GDPR compliance is managed by our Data Protection Officer.
The purpose of this data is solely to being your maternity referral process. We only submit the information you choose to give us, and we process it with your consent. We only require the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the self-referral service. We do not sell information to third parties.
Your information will be securely transferred directly to maternity services and be held in accordance with the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care. The retention of this data is managed by the maternity services within Dorset.
As part of your referral, your information may be shared with our partnership NHS organisations in accordance with Section 3 of the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015. Your information will only be shared if it is determined to be in your best interest and to ensure you the best care.
If you believe your data may have been misused or mishandled in any way you can report this to the Information Commissioner’s Office.