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Does NWAS keep my personal details?

Question:
Does NWAS keep my personal details?
Answer:

The Ambulance Service keeps a certain amount of information about you so that we can give you the most appropriate care. This information may be written down or held on a computer but is always kept in strict confidence. The Patient Transport Service will usually receive the patient’s name, address, condition and any information that is relevant to your transport and care while you are with the ambulance staff.

The Data Protection Act is the law that states that information about you can only be used in certain ways. This is always followed by NWAS. If you are concerned about the use of your information please contact: Chris Gresty, Head of Health Informatics, North West Ambulance Service Headquarters, Ladybridge Hall, 399 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DD.