How we use your personal information

Your doctor and the team of health and social care professionals caring for you use the information you provide to create a record which may be stored in different mediums, e.g. paper format as a health record or electronic format held on the trust clinical information systems.

Your record may include:

  • Personal details such as your name, address, date of birth and
  • Your next-of-kin or legal representative
  • Any contact we have had with you, for example outpatient clinic visits or in-patient stays.
  • Details and records about your health, treatment and care
  • Results of x-rays, laboratory tests and any other tests
  • Relevant information from people who care for you and know you well, such as health professionals and relatives.

When you visit us please check that your personal details are up to date. We need this information to ensure that we can contact you when required and that we have your current GP’s address to make any necessary contact.