The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Patients & Visitors

How we use your data

How is my personal data collected and safeguarded?

Confidentiality affects everyone, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals 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 GDPR Fair Processing Notice.

Can I request a copy of my own health record?

Patients are able to obtain a copy of their own health records. To do this please complete the application form on the Freedom of Information page and email a copy of your identification to On receipt of these, the Trust is legally allowed 30 calendar days to process the request.

Leeds Care Record

The Leeds Care Record gives health and social care professionals directly in charge of your care access to the most up-to-date information about you. It does this by sharing certain information from all your medical and care records automatically between health and social care services in Leeds. Find out more: Leeds Care Record