How We Protect Your Data

We are committed to protecting your right to privacy and confidentiality. The information about your health and care that is held in your health records is confidential and is not routinely shared with us.

However, we use de-personalised information from your records (where your name, date of birth and full address have been removed) for purposes such as:

  • Determining how ill the population in your area is and what services need to be provided
  • Ensuring that the services you are receiving meet your needs
  • Exploring different ways of providing services to people with your condition
  • Conducting health research and development

We may on occasion require the use of information that identifies you. Where this is the case we will always ask your permission to do so.

Find out more about how your health data is used