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Ashgate Hospice is one of many organisations working in the health and care system to improve care for patients and the general public.
Whenever you use a health or care service, such as attending Accident & Emergency or using Community Care services, important information about you is collected in a patient record for that service. Collecting this information helps to ensure you get the best possible care and treatment.
The information collected about you when you use these services can also be used and provided to other organisations for purposes beyond your individual care, for instance to help with:
This may only take place when there is a clear legal requirement to use this information. All these uses help to provide better health and care for you, your family and future generations. Confidential patient information about your health and care is only used like this when allowed by law.
Most of the time, anonymised data is used for research and planning so that you cannot be identified in which case your confidential patient information isn’t needed.
You have a choice about whether you want your confidential patient information to be used in this way. If you are happy with this use of information you do not need to do anything. If you do choose to opt out, your confidential patient information will still be used to support your individual care.
To find out more or to register your choice to opt out, please visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters. On this web page you will:
You can also find out more about how patient information is used at:
https://www.hra.nhs.uk/information-about-patients/ (which covers health and care research); and
https://understandingpatientdata.org.uk/what-you-need-know (which covers how and why patient information is used, the safeguards and how decisions are made).
You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Data being used or shared for purposes beyond individual care does not include your data being shared with insurance companies or used for marketing purposes. Data would only be used in this way with your specific agreement.
Since July 2022, health and care organisations have had to have systems and processes in place to demonstrate compliance with the national data opt-out and apply your choice to any confidential patient information they use or share for purposes beyond your individual care. Ashgate Hospice is currently compliant with the national data opt-out policy. We have reviewed the reasons that we transfer and use patient information and; so far, none of the uses fall into the criterion provided by the National Data-Opt Out scheme. We review our transfers of patient information at least annually. If we identify any uses for patient information that fit the National Data Opt-Out criterion in the future, we have a procedure to follow that will ensure our organisation remains compliant, and your instructions around how your data can be used are complied with.