Your doctor, and other health professionals caring for you, keep records about your health and any treatment you receive from the NHS. These records may be written down or held on computer. Full and accurate records are needed to assess your health and decide what care you need. They enable us to assess the quality of care you have received, and to investigate any concerns you may have. Your details are also needed to contact you about appointments and arrange health checks.
More details are avaiable about the sort of information we collect, how it is used and how it is stored in the leaflet, 'Confidentiality: Information for patients', which you can download here.