We are the guardians of patient data, making sure it is protected and handled securely. We make sure data is only used for the good of health and care, and that patient data is always protected. We make sure patients' preferences on data sharing are respected and upheld. We also provide advice to the health and care sector on keeping data safe.
Keeping patient data safe
Understanding the information we hold about you, what it's used for, and your choices.
Our Data Security Centre supports health and care to keep patient information and computer systems safe.
How we use personal data, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including a register of processing activities, and your rights.
What we're doing to prepare for the new data protection law, to make sure health and care data is always collected, stored, analysed and shared securely and legally.