Fair processing notice - Layer 2

The following table builds upon the information in our Fair Processing notice and is published to ensure transparency. This list is not exhaustive. Where the offering of a service to a patient will inform them about the sharing of their data, e.g. support from smoking cessation services, it is not necessarily included here. This list does not set out uses of anonymous data where identity has been completely removed (such as anonymised data to the Department for Work and Pensions on provision of ‘fit notes’).

 

Organisation/Activity

Rationale

Shared Care Records

Purpose

To ensure you receive effective, safe care, we will, through digital means enable your record to be available to those providing your care in whichever care setting you are seen, such as an A&E attendance, a physiotherapy appointment, a social care needs assessment.

In order to achieve this, the aim of Shared Care Records is to enable health and care staff to view your information, to save valuable time in getting you the right treatment. Your information will only be available to the staff involved in your direct care, and not at any other time, or for any other reason.

Legal Basis – Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’

Processor – Insert local supplier reference (optional)

Summary Care Record

Purpose - The NHS in England uses a national electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR) to support patient care. It contains key information from your GP record. Your SCR provides authorised healthcare staff with faster, secure access to essential information about you in an emergency or when you need unplanned care, where such information would otherwise be unavailable.

Legal Basis – Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’

Further information can be found on the NHS website

Controller of summary care record data – NHS Digital

Test requests and results

Purpose – Some basic identifying details, the type of test requested and if required any relevant health information is shared with Pathology Laboratories when tests such as blood or urine tests need to be undertaken. The laboratory will also hold the details of the request and the result. The result/report will be sent electronically to the practice who will hold it in the patient’s record.

Legal Basis – Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’

Controller of test data – The laboratory that process the request and result are a controller of the data generated by the test process.

Research

Purpose – We may share personal confidential or anonymous information with research companies. Where you have opted out of having your identifiable information shared for this purpose then it will not be used. Details on how to opt out.

Legal Basis – consent is required to share confidential patient information for research, unless there is have support under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information Regulations) 2002 (‘section 251 support’) applying via the Confidentiality Advisory Group in England and Wales

The organisation leading the research will be the controller of data disclosed to them.

Individual Funding Requests

Purpose – We may need to process your personal information where we are required to apply for funding for a specific treatment for you for a particular condition that is not routinely available.

Legal Basis - The clinical professional who first identifies that you may need the treatment will explain to you the information that is needed to be collected and processed in order to assess your needs and commission your care; they will gain your explicit consent to share this. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you are happy for the request to be made, the basis for processing your data is: Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’

Your data will be disclosed to the Clinical Commissioning Group who manages the individual funding request process.

Child Health Information Service

Purpose - We wish to make sure that your child has the opportunity to have immunisations and health checks when they are due. We share information about childhood immunisations, the 6-8 week new baby check and breast-feeding status with health visitors and school nurses.

Legal Basis – Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’

Controller to which data is disclosed

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Child Health Information Services

Risk Stratification – Preventative Care

Purpose - ‘Risk stratification for case finding’ is a process for identifying and managing patients who have or may be at-risk of health conditions (such as diabetes) or who are most likely to need healthcare services (such as people with frailty). Risk stratification tools used in the NHS help determine a person’s risk of suffering a particular condition and enable us to focus on preventing ill health before it develops.

Information about you is collected from a number of sources including NHS Trusts and your GP Practice. A risk score is then arrived at to help us identify and offer you additional services to improve your health.

In addition data with your identity removed is used to inform the development and delivery of services across the local area.

If you do not wish information about you to be included in any risk stratification programmes, please let us know. We can add a code to your records that will stop your information from being used for this purpose. Please be aware that this may limit the ability of healthcare professionals to identify if you have or are at risk of developing certain serious health conditions.

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’.

Risk stratification has been approved by the Secretary of State, through the Confidentiality Advisory Group of the Health Research Authority (approval reference (CAG 7-04)(a)/2013)) and this approval has been extended to the end of September 2020 NHS England Risk Stratification which gives us a statutory legal basis under Section 251 of the NHS Act 2006 to process data for risk stratification purposes which sets aside the duty of confidentiality. We are committed to conducting risk stratification effectively, in ways that are consistent with the laws that protect your confidentiality.

Controller to which data is disclosed: Identifiable data is not disclosed to other controllers

Public Health

Screening programmes (identifiable)

Notifiable disease information (identifiable)

Smoking cessation (anonymous)

Sexual health (anonymous)

Purpose – The NHS provides national screening programmes so that certain diseases can be detected at an early stage. These currently apply to bowel cancer, breast cancer, aortic aneurysms and diabetic retinal screening service. The law allows us to share your contact information with Public Health England so that you can be invited to the relevant screening programme. Personal identifiable and anonymous data is shared. Population Screening explained

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’.

Controller to which data is disclosed: Public Health Services (England), and Southampton City Council

Population Health Management

 

Purpose – Health and care services work together as ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICS) and are sharing data in order to:

  • Understanding the health and care needs of the care system’s population, including health inequalities

  • Provide support to where it will have the most impact

  • Identify early actions to keep people well, not only focusing on people in direct contact with services, but looking to join up care across different partners.

Type of Data – Identifiable/Pseudonymised/Anonymised/Aggregate Data. NB only organisations that provide your individual care will see your identifiable data.

Legal Basis - Article 6(1)(e); “necessary… in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’ And Article 9(2)(h) Provision of health and care

Processor to which data is disclosed: Cerner Ltd, Optum Ltd, NECS CSU

Population Health Management also incorporates the use of risk stratification tools as an integral part of the purpose

NHS Trusts

Purpose – Personal information is shared with Hospitals, Community Services, Mental Health Services and others in order to provide you with care services. This could be for a range of services, including treatment, operations, physio, and community nursing, ambulance service.

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’.

Controller to which data is disclosed: Southampton UHS, Solent NHS Trust

Care Quality Commission

Purpose – The CQC is the regulator for the English Health and Social Care services to ensure that safe care is provided. They will inspect and produce reports back to the GP practice on a regular basis. The Law allows the CQC to access identifiable data but only where it is needed to conduct their services.

More detail on how they ensure compliance with data protection law (including GDPR) and their privacy statement is available on CQC website

Legal Basis - Article 6(1)c “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.” And Article 9(2)h ‘management of health and care services’

Controller data is disclosed to – Care Quality Commission

Payments

Purpose - Payments to the practice come in many different forms. Some payments are based on the number of patients that receive specific services, such as diabetic reviews and immunisation programmes. In order to make patient based payments basic and relevant necessary data about you needs to be sent to the various payment services, this data contains limited identity if needed, such as your NHS number. The release of this data is required by English laws.

Legal Basis - Article 6(1)(c) “processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.” And Article 9(2)(h) ‘as stated below

Controllers that data is disclosed to – NHS England, CCG, Public Health

Patient Record data base support

Purpose – The practice uses electronic patient records. Our supplier of the electronic patient record system is: SystmOne

Our supplier does not access identifiable records without permission of the practice and this is only given where it is necessary to investigate issues on a particular record

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘management of health and care services’

Medicines optimisation

Purpose – We use software packages linked to our patient record system to aid when prescribing drugs. These ensure that prescribing is effective. We do not share your identifiable data with the companies that provide these packages

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘Provision of health and care’.

Clinical Audit

Purpose – Information will be used by the CCG for clinical audit to monitor the quality of the service provided to patients with long term conditions. When required, information will be held centrally and used for statistical purposes (e.g. the National Diabetes Audit). When this happens, strict measures are taken to ensure that individual patients cannot be identified from the data.

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e ‘exercise of official authority’ and article 9(2)h ‘management of health and care services’.

Controller – Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

National Fraud Initiative - Cabinet Office

Purpose – The use of data by the Cabinet Office for data matching is carried out with statutory authority. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under Data Protection legislation. Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice. Code of data matching practice for national fraud initiative

NFI activities vary each year, so data would only be disclosed if required by the focus of their activities

Legal Basis – Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Controller – Cabinet Office

National Registries

Purpose – National Registries (such as the Learning Disabilities Register) have statutory permission under Section 251 of the NHS Act 2006, to collect and hold service user identifiable information without the need to seek informed consent from each individual service user.

Legal Basis – Section 251 of the NHS Act 2006

Police

Purpose – The police may request information in relation to on-going enquiries, all requests are reviewed and only appropriate information will be shared under legislation.

Legal Basis

Article 6(1)e – task carried out in the public interest

Article 9(2)c - Vital Interests

Article 9(2)f - Legal claims or judicial acts

Article 9(2)g - Reasons of substantial public

Controller disclosed to - Police

Reviews of and Changes to our Privacy Notice

We will keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This notice was last reviewed 28.06.2021