Confidentiality of Patient Information
Confidentiality of patient information
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(referred to as CMFT or the Trust) collects holds and processes
personal data about many individuals, including information about
its employees, patients, suppliers, clients and stakeholders.
The Department of Reproductive Medicine conforms to the Trust
policy on Handling Person Identifiable Information (policy
We, as a Trust, take our duty to protect your personal
information and confidentiality very seriously and we are committed
to taking all reasonable measures to ensure the confidentiality and
security of personal data for which we are responsible, whatever
format and medium it is held in.
Every employee, agency worker, volunteer, third party contractor
and supplier is responsible for ensuring that they handle
information with care and respect. It is their responsibility to
protect this information from those who are not authorised to use
it or view it. They must ensure that whilst in their care, and when
transporting information to somebody else, they have done
everything possible to protect this information and comply with the
Data Protection Act, The Caldicott Principles and the
Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice.
The Trust information charter can be found on Staffnet (the
Trust's intranet) and the Department of Reproductive Medicine notes
- 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
- We don't store information for any longer than is absolutely