How does the Trust collect my information?

• Your information is collected from various sources, most commonly directly from you.

When you visit us, the clinicians and or administration staff will collect information from you which will form part of your health record; they will also document information relating to your care onto Trust’s systems.
 
• From other NHS sources

There will be occasions when you would have been referred or transferred from another NHS organisation, such as your GP or another Hospital. In this instance information relating to your healthcare will be transferred across with you, this enables us to have a full history of your condition and allows staff to be able to provide you with the most appropriate quality of care and service.


• In what format do you collect my information?

Your health record is made up of both electronic and paper documents, the Trust uses a number of computer based systems, these systems hold information relating to the care provided. The Trust retains information in accordance with best practice guidance issued by the Department of Health.

 

  • How long does the Trust keep my Information for?

The Trust retains information in accordance with national guidance and the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care

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