Privacy notice

Legal obligations to collect and use information

In the circumstances where we are required to use personal identifiable information we will only do this if:

  • The information is necessary for your direct healthcare, or
  • We have received explicit consent from you to use your information for a specific purpose, or 
  • There is an overriding public interest in using the information:
    • in order to safeguard an individual,
    • to prevent a serious crime
    •  in the case of Public Health or other emergencies, to protect the health and safety of others, or
  • There is a legal requirement that allows or compels us to use or provide information (e.g. a formal court order or legislation), or
  • We have permission from the Secretary of State for Health to use certain confidential patient identifiable information when it is necessary for our work.