Confidentiality

We ask you for information about yourself so that you can receive proper care and treatment. We keep this information, together with details of your care, because it may be needed if we see you again. You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS. So that we can all work together for your benefit, we may need to share some information about you.

We only ever use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it in yours and everyone’s interests. Whenever we can, we shall remove details which identify you.

The sharing of some types of very sensitive personal information is strictly controlled by law. The NHS Central Register for England and Wales contains basic personal details of all patients registered with a GP. It does not contain clinical information. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.