We are committed to protecting your privacy and will only process personal confidential data lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Incorporating the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality and the Human Rights Act 1998.
MKUH is a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act. We are legally responsible for ensuring that all personal information we hold and use is done so in compliance with the law. All data controllers must ensure they are compliant of the Data Protection Act 1998. More information can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.
Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. The NHS Care Record Guarantee, the NHS Constitution, the Health and Social Care Information Centre Guide to Confidentiality as well as the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice provide a commitment that all NHS organisations, and those providing care on behalf of the NHS will use records about you in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and well-being.
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. This is done for the purpose of improving local services, research, audit and public health. This is an important part of our processing as it ensures that the NHS keeps improving its standards and treatments.