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Confidentiality

Confidentiality

You have the right to confidentially under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the common law duty of confidence. We aim to provide you with the highest quality healthcare and to do so we must keep records about you, about your health and the care that we have provided or plan to provide to you.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that patient health records and other personal information are kept securely and confidential. We take this responsibility very seriously and all our staff are required to keep that confidence and are under a legal and contracted obligation to maintain confidentiality, and any breach of that duty is a serious disciplinary offence.

You have the right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to ask for a copy of your health records and any other personal information we may hold about you. You can find out how to do in the section title 'Requests for access to personal information'.

 

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