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If you have or think that you may have a medical problem, please contact your local health professional/s for advice. NHS Bury CCG does not accept responsibility for information contained on externally linked pages. Please read the websites own disclaimer where appropriate.

Fair processing / privacy notice for patients

What is a fair processing or privacy notice?

The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the type of information, including personal confidential data, that NHS Bury CCG holds, how that information is used, who we may share that information with, and how we keep it secure and confidential.

Personal confidential data is a term used in the Caldicott Information Governance Review and describes personal information such as your name, address, date of birth, sensitive information such as health information which should be kept private and includes information in respect to deceased as well as living people.

The review interpreted ‘personal’ as including the Data Protection Act definition of personal data, but included data relating to the deceased as well as living people, and ‘confidential’ includes both information ‘given in confidence’ and ‘that which is owed a duty of confidence’ and is adapted to include ‘special category data’ as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation.

NHS Bury CCG has a duty to ensure all of this information is kept confidential, secure and used appropriately.

You can access our fair processing / privacy notice for patients here.

Control of patient information (COPI) notice

The Secretary of State for Health & Social Care in response to COVID-19 pandemic and combatting the spread of coronavirus has served notice under regulation 3(4) of the Health Service ( Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) to

  • Collect and analyse data to
    • help all health professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc.) to understand the disease more
    • identify patients with coronavirus and associated risks
    • evaluate, manage and understand the effects / response of threats to the national health service
  • Provide services that will make it easier for NHS and social care staff to make informed decisions and carry out their jobs as best possibly as they can

Ultimately, these measures are in place to disseminate information to authorised organisations in order to help them to effectively tackle the pandemic. The COPI notice as mandated will expire at the end of March 2022, unless reviewed, extended or renewed accordingly. For further information visit NHS Digital.

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How we use cookies

NHS Bury is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website. Cookies do not collect any personal information about those using the site, or to track or log information about users.

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