Our privacy and fair notice policy

This page explains the CCG’s privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you contact us by whatever method.

Our privacy and fair processing policy aligns to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and has been enhanced in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR)  – a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Our privacy statement only covers the CCG as the data controller (the organisation which and does not cover any other organisations or organisations that can be linked to from this site.

It is important you are aware when you are moving to the site of, or engaging in correspondence with another organisation that you read the privacy statement of that organisation.

Who We Are and What We Do

The CCG is responsible for implementing the commissioning roles as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. CCGs are groups of GP Practices that are responsible for commissioning health and care services for the local community, for example hospital services, nursing in the community and mental health services. We ensure the care providers offer safe, high quality care which includes responding to concerns from our citizens. Please see below for details of how to make comments and complaints.

Please read the Privacy Notice for NHS Hull CCG 

Please read the COVID-19 Privacy Notice for NHS Hull CCG 

Please read our Privacy Notice for children and young adults 

Please read the information on ‘National Opt-Out’

How to contact us

If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can write to us at: NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd Floor, Wilberforce Court, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 1UY

Telephone us on 01482 344700 or Email General Enquiries at: HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net

For independent advice about protection, privacy or data sharing issues, you can contact: The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or www.ico.gov.uk

Data Protection Officer (DPO): Name: Jim Strangeway
DPO Contact Details: Email: jim.strangeway@nhs.net
Telephone: 01482 613295

Cabinet Office: National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

The CCG has a duty to protect the public funds it administers and as such participates in the National Fraud Initiative. This is an electronic data matching exercise conducted by the Cabinet Office, under statutory powers, for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraudulent and erroneous payments from the public purse. The exercise is run every two years.

The National Fraud Initiative has enabled participating organisations to prevent and detect £245 million fraud and error in the period 1st April 2018 to 4th April 2020. This brings cumulative outcomes since 1996 for NFI participants to £1.93 billion.

The types of frauds and errors previously identified by the NFI in the NHS include:

  • NHS employees with no right to work or reside in the UK
  • Employees working elsewhere whilst on sick leave
  • NHS workers fraudulently claiming housing and council tax benefits
  • Overpayment of invoices resulting from the payment of duplicate invoices and credit notes
  • Occupational pension payments paid to deceased pensioners several years after their death.

The Cabinet Office’s data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

Participation in the data matching exercise assists in the prevention and detection of fraud and involves the provision of particular sets of data to the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, and these are set out in the Cabinet Office’s guidance.

The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

Details of the Cabinet Office’s data deletion schedule.

For further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information click here.

The key contact for the CCG is Lesley McLean and if you have any queries regarding the exercise she can be contacted by e-mail: Lesley.mclean3@nhs.net

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