Protection and Use of your information
We ask for information about you so that you can receive the best possible care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care to ensure that your doctor or nurse has accurate and up to date information. It may also be needed if we see you again.
We sometimes have to pass on information about you to others, such as hospitals or social services. This is always done confidentially or by removing your identifying details when not essential.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to maintain the highest level of confidentiality about patient information. We are bound by the 1998 Data Protection Act, and comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
We will treat you as an individual and respect your privacy and dignity. In return we ask you to be polite to our doctors and staff.