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NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB Commissioning Purposes

Why We Process Your Information

 Hospitals and community setting organisations that provide NHS-funded care must by law submit certain information to NHS England (formerly NHS Digital) about services provided to you and the population we serve. This information is known as commissioning datasets. The ICB obtains these datasets from NHS England which relate to patients registered with our GP practices. This enables us to plan, design, purchase and pay for the best possible care available for you.


We Will Use

Different types of commissioning data are legally allowed to be used by different organisations within, or contracted to, the NHS.

Identifiable – when disclosed from Primary and Secondary Care Services to NHS England

Aggregated – the ICB can only receive this information in aggregated format which does not identify individuals


Legal Basis for Processing your Data

Personal data which is used for commissioning purposes is processed on the following basis.

6(1)(e)processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

Processing of Special Categories of Data

9(2)(h)processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or pursuant to contract with a health professional and subject to the conditions and safeguards referred to in paragraph 3.

Common Law Duty of Confidentiality

A Section 251 approval from the Secretary of State, through the Confidentiality Advisory Group of the Health Research Authority enables the use of the pseudonymised information by the organisations who submitted the information whose patients the dataset relates to.

Further information on Section 251 can be obtained by clicking here. The reference number for the commissioning data sets approval is CAG 2-03(a)/2013.


How We Collect and Use Information in relation to Commissioning

The datasets we receive from NHS England (formerly NHS Digital) have been linked and are in a format that does not directly identify you. Information such as your age, ethnicity and gender as well as coded information about any clinic or accident and emergency attendances, hospital admissions and treatment will be included.

We also receive similar information from the GP Practices within our ICB membership that also does not identify you.

  • We use these datasets (Secondary User Service (SUS) Service Level Agreement Monitoring (SLAM)) for a number of purposes such as:
    • Performance managing contracts;
    • Reviewing the care delivered by providers to ensure service users are receiving quality and cost effective care;
    • To prepare statistics on NHS performance to understand health needs and support service re-design, modernisation and improvement;
    • To help us plan future services to ensure they continue to meet our local population needs;
    • To reconcile claims for payments for services received in your GP Practice;
    • To audit NHS accounts and services;

Who is processing your data?

The ICB uses the services of the North of England Commissioning Support Unit to assist with the procurement process and provide an anonymised information service to identify trends and effectively target service provision.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 17th January 2024 - 12:22:pm

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