Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring your information is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you as a user of this web site about what information we collect when you visit the site, how we use the information, whether the information is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users' privacy.
You may be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of specific services we offer or make an enquiry. By submitting personal data in electronic form to this site, or by using this site, you give your consent that all personal information you submit may be processed in the manner and for the purposes necessary to conduct our services. If you provide the Trust with information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their personal data. Any personal information you provide to us will only be retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected.
You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks that may not be secure. It is therefore recommended that you as a user should exercise caution when deciding what information to provide us with. We also advise you take precaution to protect your own PC.
When you visit our site, we may also log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device. This information is not linked to you as an individual. The Trust does not collect information using cookies.
Your data is kept under secure conditions
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has security policies in place to protect information from loss, misuse, alteration or unintentional destruction. All Trust staff who have access to the data are bound by strict codes of confidentiality.
Links to External Websites
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites and third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated.
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We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
How do I delete cookies?
We do not collect any information that can personally identify you, and you do not have to accept cookies. By referring to the help section on your browser toolbar or the information that came with your browser software you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive cookies. If you want to delete cookies on a mobile phone refer to your handset manual. Please note deleting or not accepting cookies may impact the functionality of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals website.
This Trust participates in a joint programme to support the delivery of remote/virtual outpatient appointments. Currently, this uses a system called Attend Anywhere. To enable us to deliver this service in the most efficient way possible, patients may be seen over a video call consultation by specialists from any of these Lancashire and South Cumbria Hospital Trusts:
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
To deliver services in this way, it will be essential for your personal details (relevant to the appointment) to be shared with the consultant/specialist seeing you. If you do not wish your details to be shared with consultants and specialists in more than one Hospital Trust, please let your GP or referring doctor know as soon as possible.
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a translation service for its web pages via Google Translate, however if you require a more comprehensive translation of a page, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service 01772 522972 or 01257 247280.