Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

Olivia Barney trades as Dr Olivia Barney Ltd.

Dr Olivia Barney has private rooms at Spire Leicester Hospital and shares GDPR responsibility with Spire Leicester Hospital

What personal data we collect and why we collect it does not collect data about you. However if you choose to contact Olivia or her team by email by following the links provided on the website, an email string will be created.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics does not collect any analytics data

Who we share your data with

If you chose to contact by email, we will use your email address to contact you. Spire Hospital or Gemma Winters (secretary to droliviabarney) may also contact you to respond to your query. If you subsequently transfer your care to the NHS, your email address may be transferred with your records along with hard copies of any previous email communications. will not share your data with other third parties.

How long we retain your data

Should you chose to make contact with droliviabarney via email, your email address will be kept for future use but will be deleted after a maximum of 6 months inactivity. Relevant electronic email communications are printed as a hard copy and filed in your medical records and the electronic copy will be permanently deleted.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, medical, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data does not hold any medical records electronically and all medical records are protected by Spire Healthcare. Relevant email communication between you and will be printed as a hard copy and filed in your medical records and the electronic copy will be permanently deleted.

Your contact information

Privacy requests or enquiries can be made to

Additional information

Dr Olivia Barney keeps all hard and electronic medical records securely at Spire Leicester Hospitals. Spire Hospitals are jointly responsible for protecting all your medical records. Your records are not removed from Spire Hospital except for the purposes of transfer of care between NHS and Spire Leicester Hospitals. For example, if cancer is suspected your records will be transferred securely to University Hospitals Leicester for discussion with the Gynaecological Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. All outgoing emails from Spire Leicester Hospitals are encrypted.

Annonymised surgical data are also collected as part of continuous audit to provide evidence for Revalidation with the GMC. Whenever hard copies of patient lists are removed from Spire Leicester Hospital to transfer these to UHL to facilitate audit requirements, these are carried in a locked document bag.


Olivia has no access to consulting rooms at Spire Leicester Hospital at the present time due to Spire being contracted to NHS work up until September. In order to continue to support her patients Olivia is therefore offering virtual appointments on the telephone or video call if preferred. All notes made during the appointment will be transported to Spire Leicester Hospital in a secure bag within 24h of the appointment.

How we protect your data will not share your data with third parties. The email account linked to the website is not encrypted and clients are advised not to share personal medical issues via email. For this reason, hard copies are made and filed in medical records where clients have included private information and the email is permanently deleted as soon as possible to protect against loss of privacy should the account be hacked.

Any documentation with any personal data carried outside Spire Hospital is carried in a locked document bag.

droliviabarney completes annual training on Data Protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Data breaches are reported to Spire Leicester Hospital and ICO

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements