CCG Privacy Notice

At NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has various roles and responsibilities, but a major part of our work involves making sure that:
• Contracts are in place with local health service providers
• routine and emergency NHS services are available to patients
• those services provide high quality care and value for money; and
• paying those services for the care and treatment they have provided

This is called “commissioning” and is explained in more detail on our website about us page.

Accurate, timely and relevant information is essential for our work to help us to design and plan current and future health and care services, evidence and review our decisions and manage budgets.

As a commissioning organisation, our purpose is not to provide direct care and so we do not routinely hold or receive information about patients and service users in relation to your care. We do however sometimes hold information from which people can be identified to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities as outlined above and this is explained in this notice.

What is a Privacy Notice?

We respect your right with regards to data privacy and data protection when you communicate (online or offline) with us through our various websites, offline programs and events.

What information do we collect?

Find out what information we collect about you, what types of personal data we handle and what we do with that information.

Your Rights

UK data protection laws give you several rights in relation to the information that NHS St Helens CCG holds about you.

Please click here for a copy of the CCG's Data & Security Protection Policies and here for a copy of the Staff Information Governance Code of Conduct.