Information sharing

Confidentiality, data protection and patient health records


Where we routinely share patient information with external non NHS organisations we are required to have in place an Information Sharing Protocol, examples of these are available below.



Cambridgeshire information sharing protocol





































































The Access to Health Records Officer
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Box 82,
Hills Road


Tel: 01223 245 151

On this website:


> Patient Advice & Liaison Services (PALS)


> Making a complaint


> Freedom of information



On other sites:


> NHS Care Records Service

To improve the service and quality of your care a new computer network is being developed nationally that will phase out the need for paper and film records. The network will hold your entire patient record to allow Hospitals, GP’s and chemist’s secure access to your health records to improve information sharing across the NHS.


> The Information Commissioner


> NHS Connecting for Health


> Ministry of Justice


> Department of Health