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.