The main organisations that we share information with are:
• NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts
• Clinical Commissioning Groups
• Social Services
• General Practitioners
• Ambulance Trusts
We may also share information with the following agencies, subject to strict agreements about how they will use it:
• Social services
• Education services
• Local authorities
• Care Quality Commission
• Mental Health Tribunal Office
• Voluntary organisations
• Private sector service providers
• Probation Service
On very rare occasions we may also share information with other organisations because we feel that there would be a serious risk to you or to other people if we did not do so, or because there is a legal obligation, such as a court order, that means we have to disclose information.
Where you have indicated that you are happy for the Trust to do so, we may send you out a questionnaire or a survey to complete so that we can gather views of service users about the care they have recently received.
The Trust is involved in the NHS Patient Survey Programme. The surveys are used by the Trust to understand areas where services could be made better for service users. They will also be used by the CQC to build up a picture of what NHS services are like across the country. There is no requirement for the Trust to seek your consent to send out a survey to you, however should you not wish receive such questionnaires and/or surveys please contact your clinical team.