How will encompass use my data?

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We know it is really important to keep personal information safe in all that we do.

How we protect your information

  • We keep your information secret and only use and share it when we need to.
  • We take protecting your information very seriously.
  • We follow all data protection laws and our staff complete data security training every year.

Why we collect your information

The main reason we collect your information is so we can give you the right care. If we use your information for other purposes, we will remove details such as your name, where you live and your date of birth, so they do not know the information is about you.


Key Legislation

The following legislation provides guidance around the use and protections of personal data.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Access to Health Records (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (AHR)

Freedom of Information Act (2000) (FOI)

Environmental Information Regulations (2004) (EIR)

Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA)

Relevant health service legislation

The common law duty of confidentiality

Page last updated: March 2, 2022