The NHS is committed to the delivery of a first class confidential service. This means ensuring that all patient information is processed fairly, lawfully and as transparently as possible so that the public:
- understand the reasons for processing personal information
- give their consent for the disclosure and use of personal information
- gain trust in the way the NHS handles information, and
- understand their rights to access information held about them.
This Protecting Your Information guide
explains how we protect your information.