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Data Protection

Data Protection

The confidentiality and security of information is essential to maintain the trust of service users.

Further information detailing the main requirements for maintaining a confidential service can be found in the Confidentiality NHS Code of Practice produced by the Department of Health.

Data Protection Contacts:

Senior Information Risk Officer (Incidents and information risk)
Paul Hillary, Company Resources Director, 5 Beacon Way, Brighton Street, HULL, HU3 4AE, Tel: 01482 347620

Caldicott Guardian (confidentiality)
Sue Pender, Lead Practitioner for Research and Evidence-based Care,  5 Beacon Way, Brighton Street, HULL, HU3 4AE, Tel: 01482 347620

Data Protection/Information Governance Lead
Claire Attwood, 5 Beacon Way, Brighton Street, HULL, HU3 4AE, Tel: 01482 347620 (confidentiality and data protection queries, IG training, access to records) 


Information Governance

Information Governance ensures that personal information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively in order to give the best possible care. It provides a framework to bring together all of the requirements that apply to the handling of personal information.

Those requirements are:
Caldicott
Common law duty of confidentiality
Data Protection Act 1998
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Health Records
Information Governance Management
Information Quality Assurance
Information Security

If you would like to request a copy of your health records under Data Protection Act or Access to Health Act 1990, please contact the Customer Care Team on 01482 347627 or email accesstorecordss@nhs.net