Sharing information

Sharing information

What is patient information?

Patient information is any personal and sensitive information collected about you during the course of your treatment.

We routinely collect this information:


your name, date of birth and unit

primary and community care referral letters

records of attendance at hospital appointments

your treatment plan

details of your diagnosis / diagnoses, this includes information provided and discussed with you, hospital staff and primary healthcare staff in relation to your condition and your care

hospital consultation notes and records (including inpatient, outpatient, day case and Accident & Emergency), this includes information on investigations, such as x-rays, inpatient records and any discharge information.   

We may collect other information if necessary to ensure you receive the right treatment.


How is this information recorded?

It is recorded manually or electronically. 


Why do you ask for this information?

To ensure you receive the treatment, care and support that is right for you.


Who might ask me for this information?

You may be asked by medical centre staff, patient support staff, and hospital staff.

The British Forces Health Service (BFG HS), Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT), the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), and any other organisation with whom we need to share your information, are required to process personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. UK organisations are also required to meet all the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

For further information about how we look after your personal information, please see our Privacy Statement.

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