The confidentiality of patient information is of paramount concern to the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, to this end, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth fully complies with Data Protection Legislation and Medical Confidentiality Guidelines.
Medical information will be kept confidential, it will only be disclosed to those involved with your treatment or care, or to their agents and, if applicable, to any person or organisation who may be responsible for meeting your treatment expenses, or their agents.
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth supports ethically approved research projects.
Anonymised or aggregated data may be used by the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, or disclosed to others for research or statistical purposes, no individual is identifiable in this anonymised research.
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth supports the assessment of clinical governance, as part of these initiatives, the long term efficacy and effectiveness of certain treatments are measured. To assist in these reviews, patient identifiable data may be used by the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, or disclosed to organisations such as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), the Cancer Registry or the Public Health Service involved in such research and will be used only for the specific purposes of the research project. Such researchers will be under a duty of medical confidentiality and that imposed by the Data Protection Act.
Access to Non-Medical Information
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth and your insurers would, on occasion, like to keep you informed of products and services which they consider may be of interest to you. No medical information would be disclosed to others for this purpose and non-medical information would be disclosed on a strictly confidential basis. Should you not wish to receive information about products and services from the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth please let us know in writing.
Names and Addresses
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth DOES NOT make the names and addresses of patients available to other organisations.
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