Data Protection

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018

The GDPR forms part of the data protection regime in the UK, together with the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) both of which apply from 25 May 2018. The Information Commissioner’s Office provide useful information about the new legislative framework which can be accessed by clicking on the following web links:

General Data Protection (GDPR) Regulations

Data Protection Act 2018

The CCG is currently reviewing its policies and processes to ensure it is compliant with the new legislation. This includes reviewing our current privacy notice, which is the document published below that details what information we collect about you, what types of personal data we handle and what we do with that information, including your rights in relation to the information we hold. Whilst we progress with reviewing our policies and processes to ensure they are compliant with the new legislation, we will continue to ensure we respect your right with regards to data privacy and data protection when you communicate with us through for instance, our website, offline programs, in writing, over the phone and at events.

One of the requirements of the new legislation is to have a nominated Data Protection Officer, the CCG’s Data Protection Officer is Daljit Bains, Head of Corporate Governance and Legal Affairs, who can be contacted via the Contact Us page on our website.

Download a PDF copy of the East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG Privacy Notice.

How your information is used

The CCG’s Privacy Notice tells you about information we collect and hold about you, what we do with it, how we look after it and who we might share it with. It covers information we collect directly from you or receive from other individuals or organisations.

At NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the 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 here.

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 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. You can access each section of the Privacy Notice by clicking on the links below.

Section 1: 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.

Section 2: 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.

Section 3: Your rights

UK data protection laws give you several rights in relation to the information that NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG holds about you.

APPENDIX 1: How will NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG use information about you?

Each of the following links will open a PDF document

This notice is not exhaustive. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed, please contact using the details on the Contact Us page.