Privacy & confidentiality

In accordance with General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) I am required to inform you what data I will request from you, how I will process that data and what your rights are in relation to that data. 

As a registered midwife I am required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Conduct to keep clear and accurate records relevant to my practice, as well as respect people’s right to privacy and confidentiality. 

The records I collect include personal information and medical details, as well as relevant obstetric history and your current breastfeeding concerns. I will only ask for information (provided to me directly by you) that I need in order to provide my services to you effectively and safely. Whilst I take steps to ensure your information is secure, communications by text, email, messenger, social media and my website may not be secure so please keep this in mind when using these methods. All information will be stored on password protected electronic devices and for any paper files – in a locked cabinet.

I will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent unless it was a matter of your or your baby’s safety, safeguarding or public protection, in which case I would have a legal and professional obligation to share any relevant information with the appropriate agencies. With your consent I may share relevant information with other health professionals involved in your care, if required, for example your GP, health visitor, midwife or any other health professional supporting you and your baby. 

I am required to retain your personal data for a period of 25 years, as per Government requirements.You have the right to request access to your personal data, as well as right to correction and deletion of this data (where appropriate). If you are not happy with how your Data is managed, you have a right to complain. You can do so by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. ICO Helpline number: 0303 123 1113, ICO website:

I would kindly suggest that you raise any concerns with me in the first instance so we can try to resolve these. 

Andrea Evans, RM, BSc (Hons), IBCLC

The Birth Preparation Company

07579 825552

Privacy & confidentiality policy last updated in September 2023