Sharing information with our partners

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We have entered into a contract with PI Benchmark to provide analytical services for risk stratification and commissioning services to the CCG and our member practices.  We have also entered into a contract with Boston Consulting Group to provide some analytical services for commissioning to the CCG. Boston Consulting Group receives anonymised patient level data to carry out this service.

PI Benchmark and Boston Consulting Group are subject to the exact same legal rules and conditions for keeping personal information confidential and secure. These conditions are set out in contracts and data sharing agreements, which specify what the information is to be used for and what they are required to do to keep it safe and protect privacy.

Sharing information with other organisations

We will only share anonymised statistical information (information that cannot be tracked back to an individual) with other NHS and partner organisations to help them improve local services, carry out research or audits, and improve public health.

We would not ordinarily share information about you unless you have given your permission. There may however be circumstances where we are required by law to report certain information to the appropriate authorities. This may be to prevent fraud, protect children and vulnerable adults from harm, or where a formal court order has been served requiring us to do so.

In these cases, permission to share must be given by our Caldicott Guardian, who is the senior person in the CCG responsible for ensuring the protection of confidential patient and service user information. We are obliged to tell you that we have shared your information unless doing so would put you or others at risk of harm.

Confidentiality

Everyone working for the NHS has a legal duty to keep information about you confidential.

The NHS Care Record Guarantee is a commitment that all NHS organisations (and other organisations which provide NHS-funded care) will use your records in ways that respect your rights and promote your health and wellbeing.

The NHS Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It provides a summary of your legal rights and contains pledges that the NHS is committed to achieve, including certain rights and pledges concerning your privacy and confidentiality.

A Caldicott Guardian is a senior person responsible for protecting the confidentiality of a patient information and enabling appropriate information-sharing. Each NHS organisation is required to have a Caldicott Guardian.

The Caldicott Guardian for Southend CCG is Matt Rangue, please see the Contact Us section below for contact details.