Privacy Statement

Coronavirus (COVID-19) response information governance hub by NHS Digital

NHS Digital are undertaking a range of work to support the government response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Find out how NHS Digital is using your data in its work to support the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19) by visiting the NHS Digital website: – Coronavirus (COVID-19) response transparency notice.

This transparency notice details NHS Digital’s legal bases for processing personal data in the course of this work.

You can read the transparency notice on the NHS Digital website: – Coronavirus (COVID-19) response transparency notice.

How we use your information

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Your information, what you need to know

This explains why we collect information about you, how that information will be used, how we keep it safe and confidential and what your rights are in relation to this.

  • We collect and hold data about you for the purpose of providing safe and effective healthcare
  • Your information may be shared with our partner organisations to audit services and help provide you with better care
  • Information sharing is subject to strict agreements on how it is used
  • We will only share your information outside of our partner organisations with your consent*
  • If you are happy with how we use your information you do not need to do anything
  • If you do not want your information to be used for any purpose beyond providing your care please let us know so we can code your record appropriately
  • You can object to sharing information with other health care providers but if this limits your treatment options we will tell you
  • Our guiding principle is that we are holding your information in the strictest confidence
  • For more information about who are our partner organisations and how your data is used please see the privacy notice on our website or on the noticeboard

*Unless the health & safety of others is at risk, the law requires it or it is required to carry out a statutory function.

View our Privacy Notice (PDF)

Our Data Protection Officer is Dr Bal Bahia and he can be contacted via email at