We have a legal duty to keep your information confidential. We share information with your GP and other healthcare providers to give you the best possible care. We do not give other organisations (e.g. housing) information about you without your consent. However, if there are circumstances where you or someone else might be at risk of significant harm, there may be a legal reason to share information about you. In these situations we must, by law, share information with other organisations.
Information about your treatment is kept on a secure computer system. The information we keep is used as part of your treatment and also to see how we can improve our services. Any information included in reports about improving the service is anonymised so no details that could identify you are included. If you would like to see the information we have about you, please discuss this with the therapist you are working with.
In addition, all services like ours send reports each month to the NHS information Centre. These reports contain some information about the people we are seeing. This is so we can compare how we are doing to other services and help the NHS in planning services across the country. No information that could reveal your identity is used in these national reports. However, if you do not want your information included, please tell your therapist and they will make sure your information is not included. This will not affect your treatment in any way.
Information sharing and confidentiality leaflet