What happens to my information?

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands. As the second largest employer in Wolverhampton, the Trust employs more than 9,400 staff all committed to providing high quality care. The Trust is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We understand that your personal data is entrusted to us and appreciate the importance of protecting and respecting your privacy. To this end we comply fully with the data protection law in force in the UK and with all applicable clinical confidentiality guidelines including those published from time to time by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

As well as our overarching Privacy Notice, which sets out the basis on which we collect and process personal data about you, the Trust has produced specific Privacy Notices for each of our departments where your personal data may be processed. These can be found by clicking the Our Services button below.

All Privacy Notices provide you with information on our practices regarding the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal data that we collect from you and/or hold about you, and your rights in relation to that data.

The way we use patient data is changing

We aim to provide the highest quality care. To do this, we routinely collect information about you and the care you receive from us.

Like other hospitals across England, we are changing how we share and use this data.

When an ambulance brings you to our Emergency Department (A&E), the information we collect, including your NHS number, date of birth, and time of arrival to the hospital, will now be securely matched with the same patient information collected by the ambulance trust.

Following your episode of care, the ambulance trust will then receive details on your outcome. This information will help them understand the patient journey and further improve the care they provide in the future.

This change will have no impact on the care we provide.