NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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Details of information used for specific purposes

Details of information used for specific purposes

Use of Anonymised Data

We use anonymised data to plan health care services including:

  • Checking the quality and efficiency of the health services we commission;
  • Preparing performance reports on the services we commission;
  • Working out what illnesses people will have in the future, so we can plan and prioritise services and ensure these meet the needs of patients;
  • Reviewing the care being provided to make sure it is of the highest standard.

Use of Pseudonymised (De-identified) Information

We use de-identified information in our role as commissioner including:

  • Commissioning - to plan, design, contract for and pay for the best possible care available for you ; look at the care provided by different providers across our area to make sure that together they support the needs of the local population; performance manage contracts; to prepare statistics on NHS performance to understand health needs and support service redesign, modernisation and improvement; to help us plan future services to ensure they continue to meet our local population needs
  • Risk Stratification- to identify groups of patients who would benefit from some additional help from their GP or care team. The aim is to prevent ill health and possible future hospital stays, rather than wait for you to become sick. Only de-identified information is accessible to the CCG in order to help us plan the most appropriate health services for our population.

Use of Personal and Sensitive (Identifiable) Information

As a CCG we do not routinely hold medical records or confidential patient data with some limited exceptions.

There are some categories of personal data for which special safeguards are required by law, known as special category or sensitive data. This includes records relating to health, sex life, race, ethnicity, political opinions, trade union membership, religion, genetics and biometrics. 

The following list includes examples of where we collect and use personal information. Please click on each of the following examples for information on the purpose, the type of information used, the legal basis identified for the collection and use of the information, how we collect and use the information required, any third parties we may share the information with and your rights regarding the use of the information including, where relevant, your right to opt out.

Patient Information

  • Invoice Validation
  • Complaints
  • Individual Funding requests (IFR)
  • Continuing Healthcare
  • Personal Health Budgets (PHBs)
  • Safeguarding
  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Serious Incident reports
  • Freedom of Information requests
  • Assuring Transformation (Learning Disability Data)
  • Medicines Management
  • Care and Treatment Reviews
  • Visitors to our Website

Staff Information

The CCG as an NHS Employer needs to process information in relation to staff. This information is used in a variety of ways to ensure staff are paid, that the CCG complies with employments law, or to provide other services related to their employment. For more details about how staff information is used please click on the following:

  • Information for Job Applicants
  • Human Resources
  • Declarations of Interests, Gifts and Hospitality Publication
  • National Fraud Initiative   

 Children friendly Information

  • Please see the links on our website for our Privacy Notice for Teens or younger children

 

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

Headquarters
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
S9 4EU