For statutory legal purposes, we must inform you that Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the Data Controller processing your personal data.
The following information explains what information the Trust collects about you, why we collect it, how we use it, and your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998.
This is broken down into:
- Why does the Trust need my information?
- How does the Trust collect my information?
- How does the Trust use my information?
- Who else has access to my information?
- How do we protect your information?
- Can I access my own information?
The NHS Constitution
- You have the right of access to your own records and to have any factual inaccuracies corrected.
- You have the right to privacy and confidentiality and to expect the health and social care system to keep your confidential information safe and secure.
- You have the right to be informed about how your information is used.
- You have the right to request that your confidential information is not used beyond your own care and treatment and to have your objections considered, and where your wishes cannot be followed, to be told the reasons including the legal basis.
The NHS and adult social services also commit:
- To ensure those involved in your care and treatment have access to your health and social care information so they can care for you safely and effectively (pledge);
- To anonymise the information collected during the course of your care and treatment and use it to support research and improve care for others (pledge);
- Where identifiable information has to be used, to give you the chance to object wherever possible (pledge);
- To inform you of research studies in which you may be eligible to participate (pledge); and
- To share with you any correspondence sent between staff about your care (pledge).