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Privacy notice


At University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT), we take your confidentiality and privacy rights very seriously.

To do this we must keep information about you and your health, the care we have provided or plan to provide you securely.

We may also need to share your personal data with other organisations in other to deliver your care.

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. We are defined as a ‘data controller’ of your personal information and are accountable for how we use your personal data.

  • Our address is University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD.
  • The data protection officer can be contacted by emailing
  • The trust is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, our registration number is Z4989884.
  • This privacy notice explains how we collect, use, and store your personal data.

Your information rights

Under data protection law you have certain rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you. These include rights to know what information we hold about you and how it is used. You may exercise these rights at any time by contacting us using the details set out below. 

How we use children's personal information

Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and a major centre for specialist paediatric services in the south of England. To provide your child with the adequate treatment needed we collect and process their personal information as well as personal information of their parent/carer.

Other Services

Employee Privacy Notice (including recruitment)

Changes to this privacy notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time. We will notify you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up to date.

Last updated on 28 July 2022.