WDP is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The following statement outlines how we will treat your personal information and general experience on this website.
Any personal information submitted on the website via any referral or feedback forms are treated in strict confidence and solely for the purpose they are intended for. We will take reasonable precautions to prevent loss or misuse of your data.
Please note that this privacy statement only applies to websites operated by WDP. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third-party websites that may be linked to on our website.
Why we collect information about you
At WDP we aim to provide you with the highest quality care. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide to you. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act we are the Data Controller of your information. The following details should enable you to make informed decisions about the use of your information.
What information is collected and by whom?
The records we keep are about you could be stored in paper form or electronically (or both) and may include:
- Name, address, date of birth, next of kin, telephone numbers, ethnicity, disability, religion
- Contact we have had with you
- Notes and reports about your health
- Details and records about treatment and care
- Results of tests
- Information provided by other healthcare professionals or other relevant persons.
Information will be collected by those who support the provision of our services.
How is my information used?
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. All staff involved in your care will be bound by the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality as well as WDP Policy and Procedures which comply with professional guidance, best practice and the law.
WDP may also use your information to:
- Carry out clinical audits to monitor and improve the quality of care and treatment provided Investigate complaints, legal claims or incidents
- Manage and plan services, make improvements, public health purposes - your information is anonymised when used for this purpose
- You may be asked if you would be willing to take part in an approved research project but you do not have to agree if you do not want to