Information sharing

How is my information shared?

To help give patients the best care possible, sometimes we will need to share information about you and your health. The detail of this could include your name, address, dates of any visits and/or treatments. This information is shared to make sure we and other colleagues know enough about your needs to support you. We have specific rules, governed by law, which we must stick to, intended to protect any information we may hold or share.

We may share your information with the following types of organisations:

 

  • NHS Trusts, such as Hospitals
  • Community/District Nurses
  • NHS 111, Ambulance and/or other Emergency Services
  • General practice
  • Child & Adult Safeguarding services eg MASH
  • Social Services, Local Authorities
  • HSCIC (Health and Social Care Information Centre) Care Quality Commission

The reasons why we may share your information could be for the following reasons:

Research,

Audits - including local clinical audit to provide quality assurance of the care received by our service users

Local and national benchmarking

Service management

Commissioning and commissioners reports (e.g. to CCGs)

Contract monitoring

Capacity and demand planning

Reporting, including public health alerts, performance and board reports

Teaching and training

Sharing best practice/serious case reviews/incident management of adverse events

Staff and patient surveys

Personal development/review (particularly for clinicians)

Subject access requests  

Risk stratification

Processing information – changing information so it can be used for secondary purposes