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Your experience is important to us and helps us to make sure our services provide excellent care. If you have any comments or queries about our services please see our contact us section.

Your right to object

Your right to object

You have the right to restrict how and with whom we share information in your records that identifies you. If you object to us sharing your information we will record this explicitly within your records so that all healthcare professionals and staff involved with your care are aware of your decision. If you choose not to allow us to share your information with other health or social care professionals involved with your care,it may make the provision of treatment or care more difficult or unavailable. Please discuss any concerns with the clinician treating you so that you are aware of any potential impact. You can also change your mind at any time about a disclosure decision.

How long do we keep your information

The Department of Health requires that health care providers retain patient records for a specific period of time after the end of care. For adults this will normally be 8 years after the date we last treated you and for children until your 25th birthday.

All paper patient records are held in a secure archive facility and are securely destroyed when the retention period expires.

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