Every business has its own security requirements, but none more than the National Health Service. Maintaining patient confidentiality is essential to build trust and protect individuals’ details. Disposing of patients’ medical records is vital to comply with UK legal requirements regarding private information. Ensuring that all paperwork is disposed of by shredding to a sufficient standard is a requirement of NHS and GP Privacy Policies.
Health Service confidentiality
Shredding and patient security require a lot of attention and importance for the NHS, which deals with a large number of people every day. With so many patients using doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and private clinics regularly, the need to dispose of patient data is extremely high. Shredding records and other documents contributes to patient safety and security.