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Data protection

Find out how we deal with personal and confidential information.

Personal information

When collecting, storing or processing personal information about someone we follow the rules set by the Data Protection Act.

The link above takes you to a page that includes information about:

  • the Data Protection Act
  • how we collect, store and process personal information
  • how to get access to information we hold about you
  • how to correct information we hold about you.

Confidential information

When dealing with confidential information, for example information about people who use services, we follow a code of practice.

  • Download our code of practice in relation to confidential information (Word, 164 KB, opens in new window)

We prepared this code of practice as required under Section 141 of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

We will review the code at least once annually. The next scheduled review is April 2008.

Created: 07/04/2006 Last updated: 04/03/2008