Protection of Personal Information

Confidentiality Policy

All staff working in the Exeter Laboratory at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are bound by a legal duty of confidence to protect any personal information they may come into contact with during the course of their work. The staff adhere to their responsibilities for safeguarding confidentiality and preserving information security.

The Molecular Genetics and Clinical Genetics departments comply with the NHS England Confidentiality Policy reviewed and published in June 2016 as well as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the NHS Care Record Guarantee.