Information Governance

What we do with your Data

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust. 

The information on this page is historic. Visit the UHBW what we do with your information page for the latest information. 




What do we do with your data?

The Trust takes your confidentiality and privacy rights 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. This notice explains in detail how we collect, process, transfer and store your personal information and forms part of our accountability and transparency to you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) DPA 2018.



The Trust may also act as a processor of personal data on behalf of partner organisations.

You can read the Trust's Privacy Notice in full here.


Information Governance alliance - Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care


Please see here for a leaflet called ‘’Your Data Matters! What we do with your information’’, also available as a leaflet from reception and PALs

Please see here for a Privacy notice easy read leaflet on what we do with your personal information, also available as a leaflet from reception and PALs


For a full explanation of the right and when it applies please see the Information Commissioner's website.


At 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.


If you have any concerns as to how your personal data is processed you can contact the Trust's Data Protection Officer at:

Information Governance Department,

Brent Knoll Offices,

Weston General Hospital,

Grange Road,

Weston super Mare

BS23 4TQ

Tel: 01934 636363

By email to



Privacy Notice

What Information do we collect from you?

Who might we share your information with?

Improving care through research WAHT Research and Development 

Overseas Visitors

Your rights and Subject Access Requests

Records Retention

National Data Opt-Out

NHS Patient Survey Programme

Data Protection Policy

Use of Mobile Phone and Devices Policy

Confidentiality Policy

You may also be interested in: (links)

 Freedom of Information

 Children’s Services

 Our Information Protection Policies and procedures

 Data Protection Impact Assessments

 Data Process Mapping

 Children’s Services

 WAHT Research and Development