NHS West Lancashire CCG – Privacy Notice

At NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has various roles and responsibilities, but a major part of our work involves making sure that:

  • Contracts are in place with local health service providers;
  • routine and emergency NHS services are available to patients;
  • those services provide high quality care and value for money; and
  • paying those services for the care and treatment they have provided.

This is called “commissioning” and is explained in more detail on our website at http://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/about-us/

Accurate, timely and relevant information is essential for our work to help us to design and plan current and future health and care services, evidence and review our decisions and manage budgets.

As a commissioning organisation, our purpose is not to provide direct care and so we do not routinely hold or receive information about patients and service users in relation to your care. We do however sometimes hold information from which people can be identified to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities as outlined above and this is explained in this notice.

What is a Privacy Notice?

What information do we collect?

Your Rights

We respect your right with regards to data privacy and data protection when you communicate (online or offline) with us through our various websites, offline programs and events. Find out what information we collect about you, what types of personal data we handle and what we do with that information. UK data protection laws give you several rights in relation to the information that West Lancashire CCG holds about you.