Connecting your Care – Sharing information
What information will be shared?
The information shared will include:
- Name, address and NHS number
- Appointments and hospital attendances
- Important medical history, including diagnoses, medicines and allergies
- Test results, such as blood tests and x-rays
What information will not be shared?
Certain information is classified as highly sensitive and is restricted by law, such as sexual health, assisted conception and adoption records and this information will not be shared.
Is my information safe?
Information about you is protected under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016. This requires that health and social care professionals:
- Can see information about you only so that they can provide you with the care that you need
- Must keep your records secure
- Have a duty of confidence
In addition, all organisations are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, which means they are responsible for your information and must keep it safe.
Information about you will not be shared with or sold to private companies.
Who will see the information about me?
Only the people directly involved in your care, at the time and place when you see them, or when they are preparing to see you or following up results, clinical letters or follow up care. This might be your GP or practice nurse, hospital doctors and nurses, along with administrators who might be arranging your appointments and care.