We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible care.
This information may be used for management and audit purposes. However, it is usually only available to, and used by, those involved in your care. You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records please contact the Steven Keane – Practice Administrator.
How the Trafford Co-ordination Centre uses your information
The Trafford Co-ordination Centre is a new NHS service is to keep people well and supported at home. The TCC nurses work with other health and social care providers to support people through regular wellness calls and help them manage the ‘circle of care’ around them.
The Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a Fair Processing Notice which explains in detail how the Trafford Co-ordination Centre (TCC) uses information about you.
The information is only ever used for your best interests and can only be accessed by people involved in your direct care. The notice explains:
- why we share your data
- who it is shared with
- what it is used for
- what to do if you think the information is incorrect
- how to log your objections
- how to access information we hold about you.
You can read the full document on the TCC website www.traffordcoordinationcentre.nhs.uk
Trafford care co-ordination centre
Trafford Co-ordination Centre
0161 976 2555 (prefix 18001 for text relay)
Patient Advice – Care Data
Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
How your data is used
Information about your individual care such as treatment and diagnoses is collected about you whenever you use health and care services. It is also used to help us and other organisations for research and planning such as research into new treatments, deciding where to put GP clinics and planning for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital. It is only used in this way when there is a clear legal basis to use the information to help improve health and care for you, your family and future generations.
Wherever possible we try to use data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.
You have a choice
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your information is used. If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service. You can change your mind about your choice at any time.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, choosing to opt out will not affect how information is used to support your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you do not need to do anything.
To find out more about the benefits of data sharing, how data is protected, or to make/change your opt-out choice visit www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
Download a copy of the Your Data Matters leaflet
As our patient, you will be given all of the information in terms of what your treatment involves, including the benefits and risks, whether there are reasonable alternative treatments and what will happen if treatment does not go ahead.