Privacy policy

Privacy notice

You can read about how your personal information is used by our CCG in our privacy notice which is available to read here. This notice was last updated in April 2020.

Privacy notice for children and young adults

Introduction

Bradford District and Craven CCG is responsible for making sure health and care services are provided to you when you need them. Most of the work we do does not need information that can identify you, but for some things we do need to use your personal information to be able to provide certain services.

This notice is to let you know why and how we collect your personal information and how this information is used. Sometimes you are allowed to decide how your information is used but there are also times where your information will have to be used to give you the care that you need- but don’t worry, the CCG is required by law to keep your information safe.

What is “personal information”?

Personal information lets the CCG identify you and includes things like your name, address, date of birth, your health record, records of appointments, visits, telephone calls, treatment and medicines, test results, X-rays, information about your parents or guardians and any other information to we need.

How and why do the CCGs collect and use personal information?

Where the CCG collect and use information about you, this is to provide you with care to make sure you are given the help you need to stay safe and healthy. We can collect this information from you, your family and other people involved in giving you this help.

Here are some examples of why we collect your information:

  • to help us plan health services you might need
  • to keep you and others safe
  • to follow the law

Sometimes we have to use your information, but whenever we can, we will ask you for your permission. When we ask for your permission this is called consent. If you are asked for your consent you can make choices about how your information is used, if you do not want to give consent you do not have to. If you are under 13 you may not be able to give consent on your own and we will ask your parent or guardian.

We may need to share your information with other organisations that care for you, this may include schools, hospitals, local councils, and sometimes the police to help keep you safe.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only keep your information for as long as the law allows us to. If we no longer need your information it will be destroyed.

What decisions can you make about your information?

You can:

  • ask for your information to be corrected if the information we have is wrong
  • ask what information we hold about you. We can give you a copy of your information and tell you why we hold it, where it came from, and who we have given it to
  • can ask for copies of some types of your information in a way that can be read by a computer.

If you or your parents or adults with parental responsibility are worried, unhappy or want to make a complaint about the way the CCG is collecting or using your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at: shall6@nhs.net

OR you can talk to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using the contact details below.

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