Data Privacy Impact Assessments and Privacy by Design

To make sure our patients information is secure we (the Trust ) follow a privacy by design approach to make sure your information and privacy is a top priority for any new system. We use a process known as a Data Privacy Impact Assessment also called a DPIA for screening  new systems (or significant changes to existing systems)  to highlight any risks to confidential data. Where a DPIA highlights risks these are appropriately managed and action taken to ensure the risk is removed or significantly reduced.

The DPIA is a tool recommended by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to help us make sure your data is used properly, legally and securely. You can find out more about the ICO at:https://ico.org.uk

You can find our privacy notice here

The list of DPIA’s for adopted systems (since May 2018) in use by the Trust can be found here - it identifies any highlighted risks and the actions taken to manage them.