The hospice keeps records about the healthcare and treatment you receive.
Usually, we collect clinical information from the professional referring you to the hospice, which is inputted into our Electronic Paper Record (EPR) system. We make an ongoing record of the hospice care you receive, most of which is done using our EPR. We can also view your GP record through an electronic data sharing system.
The clinical information we collect helps us deliver safe, effective and efficient healthcare.
Everyone working for St Peter’s Hospice must comply with the Common Law Duty of Confidence and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. GDPR defines personal information as information that could be used to identify you. We process your personal information using 'legitimate interests'. In practice, this means we believe it is necessary and proportionate to do so, in order to deliver our services.
Information you provide to St Peter’s hospice will only be used for the purposes explained to you unless there are other circumstances covered by the law.
Under GDPR, health data is considered to be special category data as it is more sensitive data. GDPR allows the processing of health data in order to facilitate the provision of health care.
We would not be able to deliver effective healthcare.
Where this relates to clinical care, this will be entered onto our EPR.
Where appropriate, we share your information for healthcare purposes with other healthcare organisations, in order to improve your ongoing care. Examples of NHS organisations include; GP practices, hospitals, ambulance services and other primary care agencies, such as community nursing teams. Examples of non-NHS organisations may include;
We currently do not share identifiable personal information from your healthcare records with external organisations for the purposes of research or service planning. If we ever sought to do so, you would be given the opportunity to opt-out of sharing your data, in keeping with the NHS Digital National Data Opt-Out scheme.
Your information will help us manage our services and protect the health of the public by being used to:
To learn more about how we use your information, please speak to the health professionals concerned with your care, or contact the Caldicott Guardian at St Peter’s Hospice.
Dr Anjali Mullick
St Peter’s Hospice