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Data protection and medical records requests

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 was brought into force on March 1 2000 and gives legal rights to individuals in respect of personal information held about them by others.

The trust has a duty to protect patient and staff information, and to look at the way it collects, processes and stores information to make sure that we comply with the law. Please read our booklet on the storage of information below for further information.

You will be asked during your time in the hospital for personal information. This will be used so that we can give you the correct care and treatment.

Information about you will be kept on manual records or on computer and will form part of your own medical records. These will be kept in case you need to see us again.

The Hospital is committed to data protection. We have taken great care to make sure that your information is kept confidential and safe. All staff have signed a confidentiality agreement and have a duty to keep information about you confidential. They will be regularly trained to keep them up to date on all relevant legislation.

Application form for request from the patient
Application form for request on behalf of a child
Application form for request on behalf of a deceased patient
Application form for request on behalf of a patient
Care records guarantee
Confidentiality Code of practice
Data protection act 1998
Information Governance Policy with coversheet
Information security management NHS code of practice
Patient confidentiality Poster
Patient guide to storing of Information
Patient guide to visual, audio and digital Recordings
Private Insurance claim