How data is protected Find out why your data matters

Protection of your confidential patient information is taken very seriously. Information Governance (IG) across health and care ensures your data is looked after in accordance with good practice and the law.

Every organisation that provides health and care services will take every step to:

  • ensure data remains secure
  • use anonymised data whenever possible
  • make best use of confidential patient information to benefit health and care
  • not use confidential patient information for marketing or insurance purposes (unless you specifically request this)
  • make it clear why and how data is being used
  • respect your decision if you decide to opt out
  • only use information about you where allowed by the law

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