The categories of personal information we share:
Personal identifiable information (or personal data) means any information about an individual from which, on its own or together with other information, that person may be identified. It does not include information where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). The personal data that is collected and shared includes:
- Identifying Data: basic details about yourself e.g. Forename, Surname, Address, Date of Birth, Gender, Age, Postal Address, Postcode, Telephone Number, Email address, NHS Number and Hospital ID
- Special categories of Personal Data: Racial or ethnic origin, Physical/mental health or condition. For example, contact we have had with you such as appointments or clinic visits; notes and reports about your health, treatment and care; results of x-rays, scans and laboratory tests; relevant information from people who care for you and know you well such as health staff and relatives /carers; alerts and/or notifications for example high risk medicines.
- Identifying Data: basic details about other individuals that may be involved in providing your care or support services, e.g. emergency contacts, relatives, mobility service providers, home care support.
However, not every element of personal data is part of the joint record. Your information is not disclosed to any other third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if the health and safety of others is at risk or if the law requires us to pass on such information. An example of the sensitive information that will be left out is fertility treatment records.
It is essential that your details are accurate and up to date. Always check that your personal details are correct and please inform us of any changes as soon as possible. If you think any information is inaccurate or incorrect then please contact your health or care provider to discuss this further. This could be your GP practice or the health or social care staff that provided or are currently providing your treatment and care.