As a member of UKCP and other registered bodies. I am bond by a strict code of conduct and ethics. his is to ensure you receive the best possible treatment from me, in complete confidence.
The only time your information is shared is by your instruction and with your written consent. Information is only shared with other healthcare professionals such as your GP and referring consultants. The exception to the rule is if your life is in immediate danger from self-harm or you are at risk of harming others. I have a duty of care to you and as such I will, as a matter of safeguarding, inform the relevant authority to keep you safe-this may be your GP and your family,or in some cases, the emergency services.
As your therapist, I am the data controller -which means I am responsible for the data I collect from you and store.
I have laid out a more detailed policy statement below which may be updated from time to time.
Your personal data
I am a Data Controller in respect of your personal information which I hold about you. This will mainly relate to your medical treatment, but will be likely to also include other information such as financial data in relation to billing. I must comply with the data protection legislation and relevant guidance when handling your personal information.
What personal information do I collect and use from patients?
Special Categories Personal Information
As one of my clients, I will hold information relating to your medical treatment which is known as a special category of personal data under the law, meaning that it must be handled even more sensitively. This may include the following: