The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patients & Visitors

Patient Information & Data

Where can I get more patient information?

Information leaflets are provided by ward and clinic staff. If you need help understanding the leaflet or would like the information provided in another format, please ask when you are given the relevant leaflet.

There is a wide range of information provided on the NHS Choices website.


The Trust’s Patient Information Service is able to provide patients with Braille translation free of charge. For information about this service, please ask at the relevant ward or hospital department you are attending for your treatment.

Translation and interpretation

The Trust can arrange for patient information leaflets to be translated into a range of other languages for patients for whom English is not their first language. For information about this service, please ask the relevant ward or hospital department where you are attending for your treatment. If you require the services of an interpreter, the Trust has in-house interpreters whose services we can call upon.

How my personal data is collected and safeguarded?

Confidentiality affects everyone, the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust collects, stores and uses large amounts of personal data every day, such as medical records, personal records and computerised information. This data is used by many people in the course of their work.

We take our duty to protect your personal information and confidentiality very seriously and we are committed to taking all reasonable measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of personal data for which we are responsible, whether computerised or on paper.

At Trust Board level, we have appointed a Senior Information Risk Owner who is accountable for the management of all information assets and any associated risks and incidents, and a Caldicott Guardian who is responsible for the management of patient information and patient confidentiality.

Read our full Fair Processing Notice.