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Your information is collected from various sources, most commonly directly from you.

When you visit us, the clinicians and or administration staff will collect information from you which will form part of your health record; they will also document information relating to your care onto our hospital systems and other shared systems with other health professionals.

From NHS sources 

There will be occasions when you may be referred/transferred from another NHS organisation, such as your GP or another hospital. In this instance information relating to your healthcare will be transferred across with you, this enables us to have a full history of your condition and allows staff to be able to provide you with a quality service.

In what format do you collect my information? 

Your health record is made up of both electronic and paper documents. The hospital uses a variety of computer based systems, and these systems hold information relating to the care provided.  The hospital may also hold information relating to your healthcare in paper format and there are ongoing plans to digitise all of your records to form an electronic health record. The hospital retains information in accordance with best practice guidance issued by the Department of Health.

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. If you have a hospital appointment then you should attend as planned.
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