This page explains how Step into Health uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purposes of the programme and for training and monitoring purposes. In the course of your work placement we may need to share your information within the NHS and with partner organisations. We keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to your data.
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides a right of access to a wide range of information held by public authorities, including the NHS. The purpose is to promote greater openness and accountability.
For more information on making FOI requests to the NHS please follow the attached link:
To send us a complaint, compliment or a suggestion.
You can send an e-mail or call the Step into Health team or the relevant Regional Lead. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our IT Department. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
Cookies and Site Usage Information
Cookies are pieces of data created on your computer when you visit a website. Our site uses two types of cookies: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”.
Session cookies These are pieces of data created temporarily when you visit a website and are used to store your “preferences” while you move around the site. You can set your computer not to accept cookies. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use some site features because we need to record your preferences in order to give you the information you need during your visit. Session cookies are deleted when you leave the site. They do not contain any personal information about you, and do not hold any information about sites you have visited.
Persistent cookies These are pieces of data stored on your computer and used in subsequent visits to our site. Persistent cookies are not deleted when you leave our site but can expire after a set period The following persistent cookies are used on this website:
- Google Analytics– Stores anonymous information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors, the pages visited, where visitors have come from etc. This information is used by us to improve the content and navigation of the site. Google Analytics cookies are called _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. Full details are available from Google’s Analytics Website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visithttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Log files Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. They enable us to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.
What happens when I link to another site?