Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust holds personal and sensitive information about patients and service users. There is a range of legislation and guidance which describes how the Trust can use this information, who may access it and the steps we must take to ensure it is secure. This includes:

  • Data Protection Act 1988
  • The Caldicott Report, 1997
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice 2003
  • NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2006

In order to provide health care, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust holds and processes information about service users and has to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Details on the information we collect and how it is used can be found here

Details on how to make an application for information under the Freedom of Information Act can be found here.

The Trust's overarching information governance management system policy can be found here