Protection of Personal Information

The Pathology Department regards the lawful and correct treatment of patients’ personal information as vital to successful operations and to maintaining the confidence of users of the service. Our policy is that we will treat personal information lawfully and correctly and therefore we fully endorse and adhere to the principles of data protection described in the Data Protection Act 1998.


As part of the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust we also work to its governance and data protection policies which incorporate the Data Protection Act, as listed below:-

Information Governance Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Data Protection Policy
Data Quality Policy
Freedom of Information Policy
Information Lifecycle Management Policy
Information Security Policy
Consent Policy

All the above Trust policy documentation is available upon request to the Pathology Quality Manager on 01271 335758. The Data Protection Act can be accessed

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Last updated: June 4, 2018