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Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has legal obligations to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all persons whose data it holds and uses.

These legal obligations apply individually to every person working for or on behalf of the Trust.

The Trust has committed to keep confidential all personal data relating to staff, patients and all other persons, using and sharing it only in accordance with the law and in the best interests of individual patients and the public.


The aim of this policy is:

  • To identify and detail the roles and responsibilities associated with confidentiality and data protection throughout the Trust.
  • To provide a framework within which the Trust will comply with the law.
  • To set out the practices which staff are required and expected to follow, with the support of additional policies, procedures and guidance as may be published from time to time.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Information Governance Manager
Ratified by: Information Governance Steering Group
Date Ratified: February 2019
Date Issued: August 2019
Review Date: March 2022
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Information Governance Manager