We aim to provide you with the highest quality healthcare. To do this, we use and keep information about you, your health, and the care we plan and give to you.
BPAS staff will:
Refer you to or provide a copy of this leaflet and the BPAS Privacy notice www.bpas.org/privacynotice
Everyone working for BPAS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.
We have a duty to:
We will not share information that identifies you, unless:
Where possible we will anonymise information prior to sharing it, to ensure you cannot be identified
At BPAS, we use your records to:
Others may need information about you to:
We use anonymised information wherever possible, but occasionally, personally identifiable information is essential for NHS purposes such as research and auditing. Personally identifiable information will only be used where there is a clear legal reason to do so.
You have the right to confidentiality under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), the Human Rights Act 1998 and the common law duty of confidence. The Disability Discrimination and Race Relations Acts may also apply.
You can find out more about your rights in our privacy notice www.bpas.org/privacynotice
If you think your records are inaccurate or incorrect, please inform us as soon as possible via the clinic you are visiting or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on your rights is available from the Information Commissioner: ico.org.uk
We may share information with organisations, which help us provide or pay for your care. These may include:
We may be asked to share your information with:
We will only share information where there is a clear legal reason to do so.
Anyone receiving information from us has a legal duty to keep it confidential.
Find out more about Our Care Record Guarantee.
For further information on information governance at BPAS contact:
BPAS Data Protection Officer
20 Timothys Bridge Road
Stratford Upon Avon
View our Privacy Notice here.
You can view the 'How we use your health records' leaflet here.