Everyone Working for the NHS has a Legal Duty to Keep Information About You Confidential
You may be receiving care from other people as well as the NHS. So that we can all work together for your benefit, we may need to share some information about you. We only ever use or pass on information about you if people have a genuine need for it, in yours and everyone’s interest. Whenever we can we shall remove details that identify you. The sharing of some types of very personal information is strictly controlled by law. Anyone who receives information from us is also under a legal duty to keep it confidential.
All our staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. Medical information such as test results will only be divulged to the patient themselves (from the age of 16) not to relatives or friends.