What Information We Collect About You

The doctors, nurses and team of healthcare professionals caring for you keep records about your health and any treatment and care you receive from the NHS. These records help to ensure that you receive the best possible care. They may be written down in paper records or held on computer. These records may include:

  • Basic details about you such as name, address, date of birth, next of kin, etc
  • Details of your lifestyle and social circumstances
  • Contacts we have had with you such as appointments or clinic visits
  • Notes and reports about your health, treatment and care
  • Results of x-rays, scans and laboratory test
  • If you stay in one of our hospitals, information about your dietary requirements and menu choices
  • Relevant information from people who care for you and know you well such as health professionals and relatives
  • Visual images, personal appearance and behaviour, for example if CCTV images are used as part of building security
  • Offences (including alleged offences, criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences)

We may also process sensitive categories of information that may include:

  • racial and ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • health information
  • sex life or sexual orientation

It is essential that your details are accurate and up to date. Always check that your personal details are correct when you visit us and please inform us of any changes as soon as possible.