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Details of information used for specific purposes: Continuing Healthcare (CHC)

Details of information used for specific purposes: Continuing Healthcare (CHC)


Data Controller(s)

NHS Sheffield CCG


Where you have asked us to undertake assessments for Continuing Healthcare – a package of care for those with complex medical needs. We use your information in order to be able to make the appropriate arrangements for resulting care packages.

Type of information Used

Identifiable: Personal (such as name, address, date of birth) and Special Category (health information)

Legal basis

GDPR Article 6(1)(e) – processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller

GDPR Article 9(2)(h) processing is necessary for the purposes of the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services.

The consent of the patient or their legal representative, is obtained to satisfy the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality.

How we collect (the source)and use the information

The CHC team will collect, use, share and securely store information from/with the Local Authority (Social Services) and other organisations or individuals that are either directly or indirectly involved in the assessment, decision making process, the arranging of care, the funding and payment of care and appropriate monitoring of and audit of the safety and quality of care.

Data Processors

QAPlus Ltd - Suppliers of the QA CHC records system

TPP - suppliers of SystmOne electronic patient records system

NHS Doncaster CCG for the administration of Previously Unassessed Periods of Care (Retrospective CHC) funding requests as well as all related appeals

Your Rights

With regards to Continuing Healthcare under GDPR you have the right:

  • To be informed about the processing of your information (this notice)
  • Of access to the information held about you
  • To have the information corrected in the event that it is inaccurate
  • To restrict or stop processing
  • To object to it being processed or used
  • Not to be subject automated decision-taking or profiling
  • To be notified of data breaches

How long we will keep the information

Information relating to Continuing Healthcare/ Section 117 requests where the funding has been granted will be retained as per the standard care records retention set out in the Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2016.

Where requests have been rejected information will be retained for 2 years.

Who we will share the information with (recipients)

The Local Authority (Social Services), Care Homes, health and care organisations involved in delivering or arranging the continuing care required.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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