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Purposes for using your information

Milton Keynes University Hospital embraces transparency as a means of building trust and confidence with our patient/staff.

Being transparent and providing accessible information to individuals about how we will use personal data is a key element of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We want to be clear about the purpose/purposes for which we hold personal information and data.

It is often argued that people’s expectation about personal data are changing. People are increasingly willing to share information on social media and to allow their data to be collected by mobile apps, but they are unwilling to read lengthy privacy notices.

These factors are sometimes used to support the view that they are relatively unconcerned that their data is being collected and processed. However, we believe that people do have concerns about how organisations handle their data and want to retain some control over its further use.

Therefore, we have separated our full privacy notice into easy to read sections as it is important for us to be transparent about our processing and comply with the legal requirements to provide privacy information.

Your information will not be sent outside of the United Kingdom unless there is a clinical need to do so. 

We will always ensure that your privacy is protected in the same way overseas as it is here in the UK. We will never sell any information about you.