Privacy Policy
What is a Fair Processing Notice?
A Fair Processing Notice is also known a Privacy Notice or statement. It is a statement by the SIAS partners to patients, service users, visitors, carers, the public and staff that describes how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal information which we hold. The purpose of this fair processing notice is to set out how we process personal information/data fairly and lawfully.

On this webpage you will:

  • See what is meant by confidential patient information
  • Find examples of when confidential patient information is used for individual care and examples of when it is used for purposes beyond individual care
  • Find out more about the benefits of sharing data
  • Understand more about who uses the data
  • Find out how your data is protected
  • Be able to access the system to view, set or change your opt-out setting
  • Find the contact telephone number if you want to know any more or to
  • set/change your opt-out by phone
  • See the situations where the opt-out will not apply

We use your information as follows, though this is not an exhaustive list:

  • To ensure that your treatment is safe and effective
  • To help us make decisions about your care
  • We may use and record information which you make public via social media to help us ensure your care plan is appropriate - we will not access any information which has not been made public
  • To facilitate effective communication with other organisations who may be involved in your care
  • To help improve upon the quality and standards of care we provide
  • To ensure we can meet future needs
  • For research and audit purposes
  • In order to train healthcare professionals and improve quality
  • To provide statistics on our overall NHS performance
  • To effectively monitor how we utilise public funds
  • To help identify any risk areas in the Trust
  • To help plan services across the organisation
  • To help evaluate local and national NHS and Social Care policies
  • To monitor safety