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Data protection

The department complies with trust, DLM and departmental policies relating to the handling, use and protection of personal information (DLM-QUAL-PRO-022 Management of Data and Information).

  • We only ask for information that we need to allow interpretation of results
  • We protect the information and ensure only those staff who need to see the information can access it
  • We share the information only when we need to for patient care, for example sending the information to another laboratory for testing
  • We don't store information for any longer than is absolutely necessary


(Last reviewed 19th July 2017)