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Privacy notice – Joint Commissioning

Information about how and when the Joint Commissioning Team processes personal information about you.

What we do

The Joint Commissioning Team is a team made up of health and social care staff who are responsible for commissioning (planning, buying and quality assuring) a range of health and social care services for a variety of people with eligible needs (older adults, younger adults with disabilities, people with mental health needs) on behalf of Lewisham Council and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS). This commissioning can relate to formal large contracts or for individual people.

The information we collect and process is part of the statutory requirement of the Council or the CCG under the Care Act (2014), the Mental Capacity Act (2005), the Housing and Regeneration Act (2008), the Mental Health Act (1983) and the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare (2012 & 2018).

The Joint Commissioning Team works as part of a whole system response to meeting the health and care needs of Lewisham. Unlike some commissioning teams, the Joint Commissioning Team works at both a macro and micro level requiring specific client information.

What information we collect

Details of information collected is dependent on the type of incident being reported and may include:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • address
  • phone/ email
  • marital status
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • sexual orientation
  • religious beliefs
  • National Insurance number
  • NHS number
  • GP details
  • details of any disability/impairment/vulnerability
  • formal assessments about your care and support needs
  • formal assessments about your health needs
  • assessments about your formal capacity that have been completed
  • whether you are or have been subject to a Deprivation of Liberty
  • adaptations or equipment that you have
  • details of visits to or correspondence with you by relevant professionals
  • details about any direct care provided to you to meet your needs
  • financial information (benefits, savings, assets)
  • family carers, next of kin, informal carer information
  • whether people hold POA/LPOA/deputyship or appointeeship for you
  • any court orders or directions
  • housing status
  • how your care and support is funded and by who
  • any advance directive information

Agencies we might share the information with

  • Relevant internal departments within the Council or CCG including Legal, Finance, Fraud, Housing, EducationProviders who we are approaching on your behalf who are likely to be able to meet your health and social care needs.
  • Other council departments as relevant
  • Relevant NHS providers (e.g. hospitals, GP surgeries, mental health inpatient and community providers) and non-LCCG commissioning bodies (eg NHSE, bordering CCGs/ STP)
  • Relevant external agencies and organisations including the Police, London Ambulance Service, Fire Brigade, probation and the courts
  • Providers who we are approaching on your behalf who are likely to be able to meet your health and social care needs.

Why we process your data

To meet statutory duties as set out above for the purposes of:

  • assessment
  • sourcing appropriate Care Home Placements or Care Packages
  • contract monitoring
  • quality assuring services delivered to ensure high standards and implement improvements
  • wider service planning for communities
  • the assessment of equalities impacts from recommended service changes
  • management of specific complaints/legal action
  • the prevention or detection of crime/fraud.