At Benenden Hospital we take the security of your information as seriously as you do.
In 2007 we achieved certification against the International Standard ISO:27001 Information Security Management and have maintained this for over 13 years. In 2019 we successfully retained our certification for another three years.
We’ll ensure that:
To find out more about how we collect, use and store your data, please view our Privacy Notice.
We’re governed by our own policies, and by various legislative acts, such as the Health & Social Care Act, the Data Protection Act, and the Computer Misuse Act. We uphold these acts through our polices and in the delivery of our products and services.
We have a full-time Information Security Officer, who has responsibility for information security and data protection and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office as a data controller. If you have a complaint or concern about the security of your information, you should contact them by post at:
Information Security Officer, Benenden Hospital Trust, Goddard’s Green Road, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AX.
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01580 857469.
Our ICO registration number is Z729839X.
All our staff undergo annual information governance training and awareness on information security and data protection requirements to ensure that they understand the latest governance requirements.
Below are a few tips to help you stay safe online.
It’s important that you choose login details that are difficult for others to guess, and which are unique for each site you register on. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters, and avoid common phrases or words, your date of birth or any other information which is easy for someone else to guess or find out.
Limit what personal details you share online, especially on social media or discussion forums.
Whichever device you use online, make sure that you keep its operating system up to date. You can set up your device to automatically receive updates via the internet. It’s also important to install the latest version of your web browser from your browser provider’s website.
Anti-virus software helps protect you and your information. Viruses can steal personal information, take over your computer or attack other people’s machines. Make sure to update the anti-virus application on a regular basis.
Criminals use fake websites and emails to trick people into giving away their passwords and other personal information. If you receive an email that looks like it comes from us, but you’re unsure, please call us on 01580 363158. Never enter your personal details, email address or password if requested to on any email. A genuine secure email never asks for your email credentials.
Further information and advice on staying safe online is available from the Cyber Aware website.