Protecting Your Information
Physiological Measurements Ltd works in partnership with NHS organisations, providing services in community settings. In doing so, it is necessary for us to collect and hold information about you.
Why we collect information about you
Health professionals, who deal with your healthcare such as Doctors, Community Nurses, Dentists and your pharmacist, need to record information about your health and the care you are receiving from the NHS or from Providers working with the NHS in the delivery of care. This ensures that the people who provide and support your care:
- Are able to work with you to make that care safe and effective.
- Have accurate and up to date information about your health.
- Help investigate any concerns or complaints you or your family have about your healthcare.
- Personal details about you, for example name, address and postcode.
- Information about your health, treatments, and care.
By law everyone working for on or on behalf on the NHS must respect your confidentiality and keep all information about your secure. We understand just how sensitive your information is to you, so all staff are provided with training on information security and confidentiality.
It may be necessary to share information about you with other professionals such as the Local Authority, the Police or Social Services to ensure your healthcare and safety is maintained. In these circumstances we will ask you before we share this information.
Sometimes we a legal duty to share information about people without asking you, for example:
- Reporting some infectious diseases
- Reporting gunshot wounds to the police
- Because a court orders us to do so
- When a serious crime has been committed.
- When there are serious risks to the public or staff.
- To protect children
You or someone lawfully acting on your behalf is legally entitled, to inspect or request a copy of information an organisation holds about you. There may be an administration charge for this, but this will be confirmed with you before hand.
If you wish to see information about you then please ask the doctor, nurse or healthcare professional looking after you. An appointment maybe made for a member of medical staff to explain any part of the record with you.
If you wish to obtain a copy of your information then please see our accessing information page.
How you can help
You can help us ensure that the information we hold is kept up to date by:
- Always giving your full first name and last name, full address and postcode and confirm any particular spelling.
- Always advise your GP of any changes to your contact details, for example your name, address or telephone number.