The Trust is likely to ask patients some information about themselves – this will range from age, gender, sexual identity, race, religion and sexuality to whether they have a disability. This information helps us to:
- understand the needs of patients from different groups and so provide better and more appropriate services
- identify risk factors – some groups are more at risk of specific diseases and some groups have specific care needs so this data can help treat patients
- improve public health by making sure our services are reaching all our local communities and that we are delivering our services fairly to everyone who needs them
MTW adheres to very strict rules regarding the use and safe keeping of the data provided to us.