Your rights

Organisations that handle personal information have a legal obligation to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.  The Act also gives you the general right to apply to see or to be given a copy of the personal information held about you.  Maximum fees for access and providing copies are set down by law.  The Information Commissioner Office (ICO) is the regulator who oversees the use of personal data.  You can find information about your rights and how to exercise them on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

NHS Barnsley CCG’s use of information is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, registration number: Z3516383

In the event that you consider NHS Barnsley CCG has not complied with the Act, either in responding to a request or in our general processing of your personal information, you can contact the CCG quality team.   If you are not satisfied with the response from the CCG then you have the right to complain to, appeal to, or raise your concerns with the Information Commissioner and ask him to investigate whether we have complied with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Information Commissioner’s website is at:  www.ico.gov.uk

The postal address is: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. 

Enquiry Line: 01625 545700

Data Matching

This organisation is required [by law] to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for; auditing, or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for carrying out data matching exercises.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

We participate in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Minister for the Cabinet Office for matching for each exercise, as detailed here.

The use of data by the Cabinet Office in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority under Part 6 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data matching by the Cabinet Office is subject to a Code of Practice.

View further information on the Cabinet Office’s legal powers and the reasons why it matches particular information.  For further information on data matching at the CCG please use the “Contact Us” section.

Declarations of Interests, Gifts, and Hospitality

 The CCG is required to maintain and publish on it website registers of interests, gifts and hospitality for all staff of the CCG, as well as its Members, Governing Body and Committee Members.

In exceptional circumstances, where the public disclosure of information could lead to a real risk of harm or is prohibited by law, a person’s name or other information may be withheld from the published registers. If you feel that substantial damage or distress may be caused to you or somebody else by the publication of information in the registers, you are entitled to request that the information is not published. Such requests must be made in writing to the CCG or via the contact us page.

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