Fair Processing Notice – How We Use Your Information

This Privacy Notice is part of our programme to make transparent the data processing activities we are carrying out in order to deliver on our commissioning activities.


This privacy notice tells you about information we collect and hold about you, what we do with it, how we will look after it and who we might share it with.

It covers information we collect directly from you or receive from other individuals or organisations. Read the full NHS Manchester CCG Fair Processing Notice.


Your Rights

You have certain legal rights, including a right to have your information processed fairly and lawfully and a right to access any personal confidential data we hold about you, you can find out more on the Your Rights page.


Personal Information we collect and hold about you. 

As a commissioner, we do not routinely hold or have access to your medical records.

However, we may need to hold some personal information about you, for example:

  • if you have made a complaint to us about healthcare that you have received and we need to investigate
  • if you ask us to provide funding for Continuing Healthcare services
  • if you ask us for our help or involvement with your healthcare, or where we are required to fund specific specialised treatment for a particular condition that is not already covered in our contracts with organisations that provide NHS care.
  • if you ask us to keep you regularly informed and up-to-date about the work of the CCG, or if you are actively involved  in our engagement and consultation activities or service user participation groups

Our records may include relevant information that you have told us, or information provided on your behalf by relatives or those who care for you and know you well, or from health professionals and other staff directly involved in your care and treatment.

Our records maybe held on paper or in a computer system. The types of information that we may collect and use include the following:

Personal Data – means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

Pseudonymised Information: This is data that has undergone a technical process that replaces your identifiable information such as a NHS number, postcode, date of birth with a unique identifier, which obscures the ‘real world’ identity of the individual patient to those working with the data.

Anonymised Information: This is data rendered into a form which does not identify individuals and where there is little or no risk of identification (identification is not likely to take place).


Other Privacy Policies

To find out about how we use and store your information when accessing this website on the Privacy and Cookies page.