St Luke’s must manage your personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Staff involved in your treatment need to have accurate and up to date information to assess your health and provide you with care.
You may receive care from non St Luke’s staff (e.g. NHS or Social Services) with whom it is necessary to share information about you in order to provide your care. Your information will only be made available for direct care purposes and where your consent is needed we will contact you for permission.
Sometimes we need to pass on your information by law, for example:
• When an infectious disease is encountered that may endanger the safety of others (such as meningitis or measles (but not HIV/AIDS)
• Where a formal court order has been issued
All hospices are assessed by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. As part of this process, the professional assessors will visit and look at a small number of health records and incident report forms. The assessors are not concerned with individual patient details and they don’t take them away. If you wish to object to your records being made available during an assessment, please notify us.