How we use and protect your personal information

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Health professionals collect information about you to provide you with the best possible care.

Your health care details may be held in a manual written record or on a computer system.

Records may contain information such as:

  • Your name, address
  • Date of birth or person to contact in an emergency
  • Details of clinic visits
  • Notes or reports about your health details and treatment or care, including test results such as x-rays and blood tests
  • Relevant information from people who care for you, such as health professionals, relatives and carers.

Bridgewater respects your preferences for sharing information with partners, family members and/or carers and will review your sharing preferences throughout your care.

The Health Professional will discuss this with you at your first assessment.


Why do we use your information?

  • To provide up to date accurate information for health professionals who look after or treat you.
  • To make sure that information is available when you attend for care and treatment.
  • To contact you if you need further care or treatment.
Why we collect your information – poster for patients and carers

Who do we share your information with?

We may need to share your information with other organisations so that you can receive further treatment or care, but this will be with your consent. This may be with one or more of our local partners for instance:

  • Social care
  • GP/hospitals and ambulance services
  • Your information may be shared, where necessary and subject to strict agreements with:
    – Voluntary sector providers
    – Private sector providers
    – Local authorities
    – Education services
    – Commissioning organisations.

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