Privacy Policy

Fair Processing Notice

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 the information we need to tell everybody.

Walsall CCG – Fair Processing Notice v3.0

 

COPI Notice

Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group would like to inform patients and their families and carers that NHS England and NHS Improvement have been given legal notice by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to support the processing and sharing of information to help the COVID-19 response under Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations 2002 (COPI).  This is to ensure that confidential patient information can be used and shared appropriately and lawfully for purposes related to the Covid-19 response.  This notice applies to all providers of healthcare.

It also includes the dissemination of information to other organisations that require the information for the same purposes.

The effect of the COPI Notice is that any processing of your information which is undertaken due to these purposes will be deemed lawful irrespective of any limitations which the common law duty of confidentiality would ordinarily impose.

The COPI Notice has been extended by the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, and will now expire on 31 March 2021.

You can read more on COPI notice frequently asked questions on the NHSX website here.

 

 

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