Information Governance Department

Your information, your rights!

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust) takes the confidentiality and privacy of your personal information very seriously.  The Trust receives, records and when necessary shares your personal confidential information in order to provide you with quality care and treatment. 

The Trust’s Privacy Notice explains how information about you will be collected, legally processed and shared, securely stored and for how long the Trust will keep your information.  This Privacy Notice is a requirement of UK/EU Data Protection legislation.

Who is responsible for your personal information?

Every employee, agency, contractor or volunteer of the Trust, as part of their contract, is personally responsible for ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of your personal information.

The following individuals have been appointed to ensure that your privacy rights are upheld.

Dr John Knighton (Medical Director) - Caldicott Guardian (CG)

Lois Howell (Director of Governance & Risk)  - Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)                                                   

Emile A. Armour (Information Governance Manager) - Data Protection Officer (DPO)

If you wish to contact any of the above individuals please telephone: 02392 286000 or email

Access to your personal Information

Everyone has the right to access their personal and health information; this is known as a ‘Subject Access Request’.

Freedom of Information

As the Trust is a public organisation you have the right to request Trust business information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Information to download

  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Privacy Notice (link)
  • How to obtain copies of your Health Records (link)
  • How to obtain Trust information using the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (under review)

How to contact the Trust

If you wish to contact the Trust regarding your personal and confidential information, or if you have a concern or complaint regarding the way the Trust has handled your information, please contact:

The Information Governance Team                                                                                 

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Room 1.16, First Floor, De La Court House
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Cosham, Portsmouth
Telephone: 02392 286000 ext. 3708

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Patient Advice and Liaison Service

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
 A level
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road
Cosham, Portsmouth
Telephone: 0800 917 6039

The Trust is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. To get further advice or to report a concern directly to the ICO, you can contact them at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Telephone:  0303 123 1113


Links to UK/EU Legislation

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Last updated - 02 December 2019

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