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How we protect your information

We keep your information secret and only use and share it when we need to.

We take protecting your information very seriously.

We follow all data protection laws and our staff complete data security training every year.

Why we collect your information

The main reason we collect your information is so we can give you the right treatment and care.

If we use your information for other purposes, we will remove details such as your name, where you live and your date of birth so they do not know the information is about you.

What information we collect

 

The type of things we record are:

  • Your name, where you live and your date of birth
  • Who you live with and who looks after you
  • What treatment, care and support you need and receive
  • Results of investigations, such as x-rays and laboratory tests
  • Medical photographs, such as photographs of injuries, moles and rashes
  • Relevant information from other healthcare or social care professionals
  • Relevant information about your family and your past
  • We may collect your image, as some of our sites have CCTV
Who we may share your information with
 

Sometimes we will need to share your information with other people who are looking after you.

This could be your GP, other doctors and nurses, nurseries, schools, colleges, Children’s Services or Adult Services.

We will tell you if we are going to share this information unless we are worried about your safety, or the safety of someone else.

How long we keep your information for
We follow the Information Governance Alliance’s Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016 on how long we store your information for.
Asking for access to your information

If you would like to see your health information please look our Access to Health Records webpage: https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/patients/our-commitment/access-to-health-records/

or contact:

Kay Hill

Information Governance Officer

Medical Records Department

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG2 7SX

01423 553284

Subject.Access@hdft.nhs.uk

 

Asking for information to be corrected
If you think your health information is wrong or something is missing please talk to the person treating you.
Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is the person in our organisation that guides us about data protection and makes sure that we are getting it right.

Our Data Protection Officer is:

Paul Nicholas, Deputy Director of Performance and Informatics

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG2 7SX

01423 885959

DataProtectionOfficer@hdft.nhs.uk

 

Questions
If you have any questions about your information or how we use it please speak to the person treating you or our Data Protection Officer.
Concerns

If you have a concern about the use of your information you can speak to the person treating you, our Data Protection Officer or our Patient Experience Team.

Patient Experience Team

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG2 7SX

01423 555499

ThePatientExperienceTeam@hdft.nhs.uk

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your concern you can contact the Information Commissioner who is an independent body who make sure we are following data protection laws.

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

0303 123 1113

www.ico.org.uk