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This following statement describes the privacy and processing arrangements for the service to ensure you understand how we capture, manage, and use your data on behalf of your GP practice.

The practice, that currently provides care for you, has identified that you would benefit from a referral to the service to help you take an ACR Urine test. When you are referred to this service it is important to share relevant information about you to ensure that it can be provided effectively.

This information/ data is processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes.

The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with to enable them to contact you and confirm that you wish them to send you a test kit. This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you.

If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at:

You can also find more information by clicking on the leaflet (above right).