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

In this section you can learn about how we manage our legal responsibilities in respect of information.

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

One of the requirements of the new legislation is to have a nominated Data Protection Officer. NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s Data Protection Officer is Daljit Bains, Head of Corporate Governance and Legal Affairs, who can be contacted by calling 0116 295 7572 or emailing enquiries@eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk

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 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.

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 view NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s Privacy Notice here:

Privacy Notice – NHS ELRCCG August 2018 FINAL – ELR Corporate 047 FINAL

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