Information Governance

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Information Governance incorporates the management of all information generated by the Trust, whether this relates to patient, staff or corporate information, and in any format

To provide assurance that the Trust complies with a wide range of legislation and national guidance, the Trust completes and annual submission of the Information Governance Toolkit. For more information please use the link opposite.

Fair Processing Notice

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the type of information that Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust collect, how that information is used, who the information may be shared with, how it is kept secure and what your rights are in relation to this.
How we manage your personal information and your information rights

The Trust is required to complete a Data Protection Registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which details the types of data and processing that the Trust collects and conduct. To search the Data Protection register for the Trust’s current registration, click here.

Freedom of Information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 any individual is able to request information in relation to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, this would not include personal information. To see what information has already been published or to make a request, use the link opposite.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

An individual, or their representative, can request to receive copies of information that the Trust holds about them. For more information please use the link opposite.

National Data Op Out

The National Data Guardian, Dame Fiona Caldicott, recommended a new opt-out model for data sharing in her Review of data security, consent and opt-outs in 2016. The aim is to allow patients to make an informed decision about how their personal data will be used. It is part of a vision to improve patients’ trust and confidence in how data is looked after by the health and social care system. The National Opt-out ties in with other work on data security and making sure data is only used for the benefit of people’s health and care.

NHS Digital are introducing a new tool that people can use to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for reasons other than their individual care and treatment. It will be secure and accessible, and will be available from 25 May 2018.

Patients and the public who decide they do not want their personally identifiable data used for planning and research purposes will be able to:

  • Set their national data opt-out choice online, or
  • There will be a non-digital alternative for patients and the public who can’t or don’t want to use an online system.
  • Individuals can change their mind anytime.
  • Where patients have already registered with their GP, to prevent their identifiable data leaving NHS Digital, this will be converted to the new national data opt-out.

The national data opt-out will be introduced alongside the new data protection legislation. and all health and care organisations will be required to uphold patient and public choices by March 2020.

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Caldicott Guardian

All NHS organisations are required to have a Caldicott Guardian, the senior person is responsible for protecting confidentiality of individuals information and enabling appropriate information sharing. For details on the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian please use the link opposite.

Sharing of Data and the STP

The Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with other Health and Social Care providers to improve the services we provide you. Our aim is to provide the right care in the right place to better match your needs. To achieve this we need to join up our data with our partners in order to understand what opportunities we have to make best use of our resources (staff and service locations) to meet this goal.

We want to use your anonymised data (at no point will you be individually identified from the data used) to see what we have been doing over the last few years. Once the data has been anonymised we will share it with GE Finnamore and the South West Academic Health Science Network to provide the analysis we need to make these improvements.

If you wish us not to use your anonymised data for this purpose please let us know and we will ensure your data is excluded.

Please contact or 01208 834495 to tell us of your wish to withhold your information or to discuss your concerns.

If you want to know more about the Sustainability Transformation Plan’s please follow this link:

Contact the Information Governance Team

Information Governance Team
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Suite 6
Carew House
Beacon Technology Park
Dunmere Road
PL31 2QN

Tel; 01208 834495