We will take all possible care to protect your privacy and will only use information collected with the law including:
- Data Protection Act 1998 and the Data Protection Act 2018 from 25th May 2018
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Common Law Duty of Confidentiality
- Health and Social Care Act 2012 (if appropriate)
- Codes of Confidentiality, Information Security and Records Management
Our staff are all trained and briefed in data protection principles and understand they have a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential. They also understand that information about you will only be shared with other parties if there is an agreed need to do so or a legal reason. We will only share your data without your permission if there are very exceptional circumstances (i.e. life or death situations), where the law requires information to be passed on and / or in accordance with the Caldicot Principle 7 e.g. to share or not to share. This means that health and social care professionals should have the confidence to share information in the best interests of their patients within the framework set out by the Caldicott Principles. Whilst the Caldicott Principles were originally developed for NHS purposes, we have adopted the underlying principles in order to align with best practice.
All personal information that we manage is stored within the UK within a secure environment and we always use suitably protected methods and systems to transfer your personal information.