This Fair Processing/Privacy Notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us.

From April 2013, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC – now called NHS Digital) became the only organisation who are able to collect and analyse Personal Confidential Data (PCD) for non-direct-care purposes i.e. secondary use for commissioning purposes.

Although there have been changes that allow commissioning organisations to undertake greater local processing of PCD for non-care purposes Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG)) has chosen to limit the amount of processing of this type of data to the minimum necessary to allow it to undertake its legal and statutory functions.

This Fair Processing/Privacy Notice explains how PCD may be used and under what circumstances.

Due to the nature of how CCGs are supported Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit and Arden&GEM Commissioning Support Unit may provide services on our behalf.  WCCG shares data with NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU PI Limited.

The first part of the notice is information we need to tell everybody.