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Our privacy commitment

In our Privacy Policy, we describe the kinds of personal and sensitive information we collect, why we collect this information, and how we use, disclose, and protect the information that we hold.

You may be a member of the public, a health practitioner, or someone who has engaged with our corporate functions, such as an employee, contractor or stakeholder.

Please choose the part of the Policy that applies to you below, or read these frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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Health practitioners whose details have been provided to us, or who register their information as part of the National Health Services Directory (NHSD).

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

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