Sharing your Information
Who do we share personal information with?
Everyone working within CHCP has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential. Similarly, anyone who receives information from us has a legal duty to keep it confidential.
We will share information with the following main partner organisations:
- Other NHS trusts and hospitals that are involved in your care
- Clinical commissioning groups and other NHS bodies (see below)
- General practitioners (GPs)
- Ambulance services.
You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS, for example Social Care services. We may need to share some information about you with them so we can all work together for your benefit if they have a genuine need for it or we have your permission. Therefore, we may also share your information, subject to strict agreement about how it will be used, with:
- Social care services
- Education services
- Local authorities
- Voluntary and private sector providers working with the NHS.
We will not disclose your information to any other third parties unless:
- We have your permission
- We have to share by law
- We have good reason to believe that failing to share the information will put you or someone else at risk of serious harm or abuse
- We hold information that is essential to prevent, detect, investigate, or punish a serious crime.
Please ask our staff if you have any concerns or would like further information. Alternatively, you can contact the Data Protection Officer or the Information Governance Team, 5 Beacon Way, HULL, HU3 4AE or Tel: 01482 347627 or
Consenting to care
The lawful basis is GDPR Article 6(1)(c), compliance with a legal obligation, or Article 6(1)(e), that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (the provision of statutory health care services). The exemptions in GDPR Article 9(1)(g) and 9(2)(h) will be applied, that processing is necessary for matters of substantial public interest or for the management of health care systems. You can withdraw your consent at any time by either contacting the service involved in your care or the Customer Care Team, 5 Beacon Way, Hull, HU3 4AE or Tel: 01482 347627 or
National Data Opt Out
Information may only be used for purposes beyond your care when there is a clear legal basis to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this were allowed by law.
Most of the time, anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified, in which case your confidential information isn’t needed.
You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt out your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.
To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
You can find out more about how patient information is used for research at: https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/ (which covers health and care research); and https://understandingpatientdata.org.uk/what-you-need-know (which covers how and why patient information is used, the safeguards and how decisions are made).
You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Data being used or shared for purposes beyond individual care does not include your data being shared with insurance companies or used for marketing purposes and data would only be used in this way with your specific agreement.
Health and care organisations have until March 2022 to put systems and processes in place so they can apply your national data opt-out choice. Our organisation is able to apply your national data opt-out choice to any confidential patient information we may use or share with other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care.
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
CCGs are responsible for planning the health needs of their patients and for paying to keep their local hospitals running. Electronic data is sent to CCGs with your name and address removed but including NHS numbers and postcodes. Exactly the same information is sent to the Office of National Statistics which produces information about the performance of hospitals.
Other organisations such as specialist disease registries receive information about particular areas of healthcare. This is important to ensure that the NHS provides the best possible treatments both now and in the future.
Sometimes we undertake studies, and we may ask you for additional co-operation to take part in these; they may involve you in extra tests or visits to the hospital. You always have a choice whether or not to be involved after being given detailed information. If you choose not to take part this will not affect your future treatment in any way.
From time to time, staff caring for you may be accompanied by students for teaching purposes. You have the right to refuse the presence of a student. If you have any strong feelings about this or require any further information do not hesitate to let staff know.