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Who is the Data Controller?

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation of Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE is the Data Controller.

Anne Woodhouse is the Data Protection Office (DPO)

Post: Information Governance, Level 3 M&G, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE

Email: anne.wwodhouse1@nhs.net 

Telephone: 1332 788645

The type of information we hold

  • Person Identifiable data – name
  • Contact details – address, telephone number, email address
  • Job Title/ Employer

In order to assist us with keeping accurate information about you please tell us if your personal details change – email address, telephone number etc so that we can update you details.   If you need to update your details please email dhft.DerbyCTSU@nhs.net.

How do we obtain your personal data?

We may obtain personal data from you when you contact us or meet with us, including when you call us or get in touch with us via our website.

What do we do with your personal data?

We may send you newsletters or details of upcoming events which we think will be of interest to you.

We promise not to share your details with third parties without your consent, unless there is an overriding statutory requirement.

Legal basis for processing your personal data

By providing us with your contact details, you are consenting to the DCTSU using these details as a means of communicating you

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will hold your data for as long as it is required for the purpose it was collected, or until you withdraw consent.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to confidentiality under Data Protection Law, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality.

  • The right to be informed –you have the right to know what information we hold about you, what we use it for and if the information is shared, who it will be shared with, which we do through this privacy notice.
  • The right of access –for details about how to access the data we hold on you, please contact dhft.DerbyCTSU@nhs.net.
  • The right to rectification–this is your right to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. If you believe that the information recorded about you is incorrect, you will need to tell us so that we are able to contact the person who entered the information.  We will correct factual mistakes and provide you with a copy of the corrected information.
  • The right to erasure –this is also known as your ‘right to be forgotten’, where there is no compelling reason to continue processing your data in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected or processed.
  • The right to restrict processing –this is your right to block or suppress the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to data portability –this is your right to obtain and re-use any information you have provided to us as part of an automated process. 
  • The right to object –this is your right to object to us processing your data because of your particular situation. 
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling –GDPR provides safeguards for individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention.

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Effectiveness of a novel virtual-reality based Interactive Binocular Treatment (I-BiT) system for the treatment of amblyopia

Lazy eye (amblyopia) is caused by the presence of a turn in one eye or a focusing error resulting in a blurred image. The brain then suppresses vision from the eye in question. Amblyopia is treated by wearing a patch on the good eye to force the use of the lazy eye: this is most effective in children up to age 8, after which it is considerably less effective, or ineffective. If any effect is to occur, the patch must be worn for hours each day and for many months. Children dislike the patch as they cannot see properly whilst wearing it; it stops them using both eyes simultaneously; and it stigmatises them. As an alternative to this treatment, we have developed a virtual-reality based system to treat amblyopia by children playing special video games and watching DVDs. This is an interactive binocular system for the treatment of amblyopia (I-BiT System). In previous pilot studies, this has been shown to be highly effective. However, we have not yet performed a placebo-controlled trial and we do not know which of the two features of our stimulus (DVD or playing interactive computer games) is the more effective. We wish to answer both these questions and also to use new video display technology (shutter glasses) that has been developed since we began these studies, to see if these are as effective as our prototype. 

Chief Investigator: Prof Alex Foss 

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 2 Sites, UK only

EudraCT number: N/A

ISRCTN number/ Clinical Trials.gov Number: N/A  

Funder: The Wellcome Trust 

Sponsor: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Current Status: Published 

Derby CTSU Involvement: Study design, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation

Publication Link: http://bjo.bmj.com/content/100/11/1511

A prospective pilot single-centre study to explore the effectiveness of a Specialist in-patient Parkinson's Disease Unit (SPDU) for urgent Parkinson's admissions compared to usual care.

Suboptimal management of Parkinson's disease (PD) medication in hospital may lead to avoidable complications. An in-patient PD unit for those admitted urgently with general medical problems was defined following consultation with patients and professionals. A single centre prospective feasibility study was conducted to compare medication management, length of stay and patient experience before and after the introduction of an SPDU. 

Chief Investigator: Dr Rob Skelly 

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 1 Site, UK only

EudraCT number: N/A

ISRCTN number/ Clinical Trials.gov Number: N/A  

Funder: Parkinson’s UK 

Sponsor: Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Current Status: Published 

Derby CTSU Involvement: Study design, trial management, monitoring, data management, database build, sample size estimations, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation

Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4228081/

The Renal Risk in Derby Study (RRID)

This is a long-term longitudinal observational cohort study. Defining the risk of renal function decline and cardiovascular disease among patients with chronic kidney disease stage 3: a prospective study to develop renal risk scores.  

Chief Investigator: Prof Maarten Taal 

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 1 Site and GP practices within the Derby area, UK only

EudraCT number: N/A

ISRCTN number/ Clinical Trials.gov Number: N/A  

Funder: Roche Products Limited 

Sponsor: Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Current Status: Closed to recruitment in follow up 

Derby CTSU Involvement: Study design, sample size estimations, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation

Publication Link: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/2555/1/journal.pone.0055444.pdf