For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Act”) the Controller is NHS England which hosts SCW. NHS England is registered on the Data Protection Register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their registration number is Z2950066 -and a copy of the registration is available through the ICO website. SCW is also listed but we only act as a Controller when NHS England asks us to on their behalf.
A CCG will be responsible for commissioning Health care services for the predetermined geographical area that it covers, to make sure a full range of services are available to the public living in the CCGs area.
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The Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives people better control over what businesses and organisations can do with their data. It also makes data protection laws identical across all EU countries, including the UK now and after Brexit, making things clearer and simpler for everyone. It applies to “controllers” and “processors” of data, which covers every organisation that handles people’s personal data at some point, whether it’s the data of customers, suppliers, the public or staff. It’s therefore important that we as an organisation are compliant, and that all staff understand the implications of the new legislation.
SCW acts as a Processor for our customers, who are also legally required to publish their own Privacy Notices. Where SCW is the Processor for organisations that are also a Controller, you will see us named in their Fair Processing Notice for the services we provide.
SCW provides a range of commissioning support services to various Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England.
A CCG will be responsible for commissioning Health care services for the predetermined geographical area that it covers, to make sure a full range of services are available to the public living the CCGs area. These commissioned services range from Acute Trust services e.g. your local hospital to Mental Health Services, GP practice services, Community Health Services (District Nursing, Pharmacies, Dental Practices), as well as many other health related services you may have in your area.
The range of services that the CCGs contract SCW to provide includes:
- INSIGHTS Business Intelligence
- Primary Care development
- Digital Transformation
- System Transformation
- Public Health Action – Behaviour Change
- Data Management Services
- Data Services for Commissioning Regional Office (DSCRO)
- Clinical Support Services
- Financial Services
- Contract Management
- Communications and Engagement
- Human Resources
- Organisational Development
- Information Governance
- IT Services
- Child Health Information Services
- Governance Services including handling of Freedom of Information requests
For more information on what we do please go to Our Services
In order to carry out the services that we provide, some, but not all of these services, will require SCW staff to process relevant personal information in order to fulfil the contracted work on behalf of the CCG. This information may in turn be provided back to the CCGs and General Practitioners (GPs) to support their commissioning, management and planning decisions for healthcare services.