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Your personal information and health records

When you receive care from our services you will be asked to share information about yourself. This information is used to create records about your health, any treatment and care you receive from the NHS.  These records can then be used to ensure that you receive the best possible care now and in the future. 

Everyone working within the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. This is called information governance.

We will only ever use or pass on information about you if others involved in your care have a genuine need for it. We will not disclose your information to third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when your own or the health and safety of others is at risk or where there is a lawful reason for this information to be disclosed.

Find out more about why we need your information and what we do with it:

How we use your personal information

How your records are used to help you 

How your records are used to help us

How we keep your records confidential

Accessing your records

What is information governance