The following is the Privacy & Data Protection Statement relating to the web site www.advancingqualitynw.nhs.uk.
www.advancingqualitynw.nhs.uk is the public website of the Advancing Quality programme. Advancing Quality involves all NHS hospitals in the North West but is hosted by Salford Royal Foundation Trust. As an NHS organisation, we are committed to maintaining the security of any information you supply to us.
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1988 (our reference number is Z5454541) and we will therefore process any information we hold about you according to the principles in the ‘Act’.
We use software which logs visits to this web site so that we can analyse usage and improve the site. That software keeps a record of the IP address you were using when you accessed this web site. We do not attempt to identify any individual person when analysing that information.
Advancing Quality works with NHS organisations to improve the quality of patient care. To do this we use various sources of information. Sometimes we use personal data related to patient treatments, outcomes, and experience so that we can better measure and improve the quality of health services. We only do this with the consent of the patient or where we have been granted Section 251 approval by the National Information Government Board for Health and Social Care via their Ethics and Confidentiality Committee.
Types of Personal Data Used by AQ:
Disclosures of your information:
We will never pass your personal information to anyone else, except where we are required or permitted to do so by law. We will use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual patients are identified) for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care.
What if I do not want you to use my information in these ways?
If you do not want use to your personal data in these ways please contact us either via email or post:
Advancing Quality Alliance
3rd Floor, Crossgate House