We need to keep personal information so that you can receive appropriate health care and treatment. This information is only passed to other people or organisations if it is in your interest. For example:
- If you are receiving care from other people (such as social services) as well as from the NHS we may all need to share information so that we can work together for your benefit.
- It has to be passed on by law such as to notify the birth of a baby.
- Your relatives, carers or friends should be kept up to date with the progress of your treatment – but only with your consent.
However, information about you is only passed on if there is a genuine need and is in yours and everyone’s interest to do so. Whenever possible all details which identify you are deleted.
Everyone working with the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Anyone who receives information about you from the NHS also has a legal duty to keep it confidential. The NHS does not use personal information for direct marketing purposes.
GDPR – Fair Processing Notice For Patients
Your Information, Your Rights
Our Fair Processing Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system
The Notice Reflects:
- What information we collect about you
- How and why we use that information
- How we retain your information and keep it secure
- Who we share your information with and why we do this
The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support of you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.
A full copy of the Fair Processing Privacy Notice is available below