Patient information is stored on computer and under the Data Protection Act 1998 we are obliged to inform you of this and that details are held confidentially and only divulged in connection with a medical necessity. Our guiding principle is that we are holding your records in strict confidence.
Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
The principal partner organisations with which information may be shared are: Hospital, Community and Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG's). General Practitioners (GPs), Ambulance Services and Social Services (if involved in care). Your information is subject to strict agreements describing how it will be used and, only if necessary for your care, may also be shared with: Local Authorities, NHS Common Service Agencies, Voluntary Organisations and other care providers. Your records are managed in accordance with this Act and under this information you have a right of access to your records.