What information do we hold?

We aim to provide you with the highest quality healthcare. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you. The doctors and other health professionals who care for you, such as nurses or physiotherapists, keep records about your health and treatment so that they are able to provide you with the best possible care.

This is called your ‘health care record’. It may be stored in paper form or on computer and electronic systems and may include basic personal details about you, such as address, date of birth, NHS number and next of kin as well as sensitive personal data such as the contacts we have had with you, clinical visits, notes and reports about your health and treatment and investigation results such as x-rays, laboratory tests etc.

Healthcare providers are permitted to collect, store, use and share this information under Data Protection Legislation which has a specific section related to healthcare information.

For more information, please see the IGPF Privacy Notice or contact our Data Protection Officer at igpf.dpo@nhs.net