Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“the 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.
|Compiled by:||Information Governance Manager|
|Ratified by:||Information Governance Steering Group|
|Date Ratified:||April 2022|
|Date Issued:||December 2022|
|Review Date:||April 2025|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Information Governance Manager|