Who do we share your personal information with and why?

If you are receiving services from the NHS, we share information that does not identify you (anonymised) with other NHS and social care partner agencies for the purpose of improving local services, research, audit and public health.

We would not share information that identifies you unless we have a fair and lawful basis such as:
 

  • You have given us permission;
  • To protect children and vulnerable adults;
  • When a formal court order has been served upon us;
  • When we are lawfully required to report certain information to the appropriate authorities e.g. to prevent fraud or a serious crime;
  • Emergency Planning reasons such as for protecting the health and safety of others; and/or
  • When permission is given by the Secretary of State or the Health Research Authority on the advice of the Confidentiality Advisory Group to process confidential information without the explicit consent of individuals.

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