Your personal information – what you need to know
NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for securing, planning, designing and paying for your NHS services, including planned and emergency hospital care, as well as community and primary medical care (GP) services.
We also have a performance monitoring role for these services, which includes ensuring that the highest quality of healthcare is provided and responding to any concerns from our patients on services offered. This is known as commissioning. For further information please refer to the ‘About Us’ section of this website.
We need to use information about you to enable us to commission services effectively, efficiently and safely. Our CCG holds some information about you. Our Fair Processing Notice outlines how that information is used, who we may share that information with and why, how we keep it secure (confidential) and what your rights are in relation to this.
Code of Data Matching Practice
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 this organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.