Everyone working in the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
The Protection And Use Of Patient Information
Information may need to be shared with others involved in your care, eg a hospital consultant, community nurse, social services. Information may also be used for research purposes and in this case you will be approached to see if you would like to take part.
Information given will be anonymous and we will remove details which can identify you by name where appropriate.
Use Of Personal Health Information
We have a requirement to make available personal health information when producing audits of diseases to outside agencies, as part of the General Medical Services (GMS) Contract. The information given is anonymous.