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How we protect your information

We protect your information in a number of ways.

Confidentiality clause

All our staff have written into their contracts statements requiring them to keep personal information provided by users of the service in the strictest confidence. If you suspect a member of our staff has been indiscrete with your personal information (such as sharing it with non-health related organisations, selling it companies, or harassing you at home or work) please do not hesitate to provide the Foundation Trust a written complaint or contact Chief Executive's Office. The Chief Executive can be contacted at:

Chief Executive's Office
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Fourth floor, East Wing
St. Pancras Hospital
4 St. Pancras Way

Fax:020 3317 3230
Email: chief.executive@candi.nhs.uk

Freepost Address

Angela McNab
Chief Executive
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
St. Pancras Hospital
4 St. Pancras Way
(Lon 12613)

Data sharing agreements

There are a number of legitimate reasons and situations for us to share your personal information with other organisations. This sharing must be done in a controlled and secure way. To this end weuses Data Sharing Agreements that contain the legal protocols for the transfer and use of your personal information if it is given to other organizations. These protocols are created using the Caldicott principles which are as follows:

Principle 1 - Justify the purpose(s) for using confidential information

Principle 2 - Only use it when absolutely necessary

Principle 3 - Use the minimum that is required

Principle 4 - Access should be on a strict need-to-know basis

Principle 5 - Everyone must understand his or her responsibilities

Principle 6 - Understand and comply with the law

For more information on Caldicott Principles please see the Department of Health Website and search for "NHS Caldicott Guardians"

We are creating and maintaining a number of Data Sharing Agreements. For more information on the Foundation Trust's use of Data Sharing Agreements or the Foundation Trust's implementation of the Caldicott Principles please contact the Foundation Trust's Caldicott Guardian:

Dr Vincent Kirchner
Caldicott Guardian
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Fourth floor, East Wing,
St Pancras Hospital
4 St Pancras Way
London, NW1 0PE

Secure premises

We endeavour to keep your personal information safe and secure at all times. Foundation Trust premises have controlled public access during work hours and are securely locked otherwise. Most Foundation Trust premises are covered by CCTV as well as being protected by security services and alarms.

Restricted access records storage

Major Foundation Trust sites have restricted access records storage. At each site there will be a limited number of people who have access to the storage room and who control the release of records. This makes the records stored here unavailable except when requested under official protocols.

Computer security

All Foundation Trust employees are issued with logins and passwords that grants them various access to Foundation Trust information systems according to the work they carry out for the Trust in delivering your care. No Foundation Trust information or patient information is available without providing the correct login and password, which will only give them access to the information they are allowed to view. Patient information is stored on a separate system and access to the information is only granted when the employee requires it for their job.

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