Privacy Policy

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and we collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

Here we explain how we will deal with any aspect of your personal information collected via our website.

Information we may collect about you on our website

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • As with the majority of websites there are some types of information which will be automatically tracked. This includes information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, the website you have come from, the type of browser you are using, the searches you carry out, the length of your visit on our site and the number of pages you viewed.
  • We use this data internally to understand what kinds of information our visitors are looking for so that we can continually improve the content we provide on our website. This information does not contain any personal details and so you cannot be identified in any way.
  • Our “Contact us” section of the website will ask for your name and e:mail address details to enable us to respond to any queries you raise. All feedback to the site made via our feedback form is treated in the strictest confidence.

Please remember the Internet is not always a secure medium and if you are not sure about submitting any information please contact us by post or telephone via our switchboard (0191) 233 6161 instead.


We use Google Analytics to create reports to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
We’re currently using Google Analytics cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Policy amendments

We may update our Privacy Notice from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Notice or the treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to or by post to:
The Trust Secretary, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Headquarters: Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN