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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust is commited to preserving the accuracy, security and privacy of the information that the Trust holds about all its patients.

Whenever you are seen by any of our clinicians, the privileged information that is gathered is always treated with total confidentiality.

Equally, the policies and procedures that govern how Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust protects this information are constantly monitored and assessed to ensure they meet the necessary NHS standards.

Our Trust's Data Protection Policy says: “The Policy recognises that the Data Protection legislation serves to regulate the ways in which person-identifiable information regarding individuals is obtained, stored, used and disclosed. The Policy also acknowledges that the legislation grants rights to individuals, enabling them access the data stored about them...”

Under the NHS Constitution and other national legislation some of the rights that you have include the following:

  • The right to access your own records and to have any factual inaccuracies corrected;
  • The right to privacy and confidentiality and to expect your confidential information to be kept safe and secure;
  • The right to be informed about how your information is used;
  • The right to request that your confidential information is not used beyond your own care and treatment and to have your objections considered, and where your wishes cannot be fallowed, to be told the reasons including the legal basis.

Therefore you may wish to see a copy of the information that we hold about you in order to ensure that it is complete, accurate and up-to-date. You may also wish to see an audit trail of who has accessed your electronic care record. 

If you wish to access this information, please contact compliance officer Anne Vernall-Smith through the email address Please include your name and address, together with details of the information that you would like to see, and allow 40 days for us to process your request.