Access to information

Introduction

NHS Stockport CCG is committed to being transparent and open in our decision-making.

To help members of the public understand who we are, what we do and how we take decisions about the local NHS budget we will routinely publish:

  • A Freedom of Information disclosure log, outlining requests received for public information; click here.
  • A Publication Scheme, which is a specific guide to the information that an authority holds. NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group’s Publication Scheme has been designed to comply with revised guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The latest NHS Stockport CCG Publications Scheme can be viewed here:
  • Our Governing Body papers on this website to explain what decisions we take and why; click here.
  • A register of all financial transactions over £25,000, updated monthly; click here.
  • and an Information Asset Register, outlining what data we hold, why we hold it, how we intend to safeguard the information, and whether or not we can share this information with members of the public in line with our legal obligations.The CCG’s Information Asset Register can be found here:

Fair Processing Notice

This Privacy Notice is part of our programme to make transparent the data processing activities we are carrying out in order to deliver on our commissioning activities.

This Privacy Notice tells you about information we collect and hold about you, what we do with it, how we will look after it and who we might share it with.

It covers information we collect directly from you or receive from other individuals or organisations.

Freedom of Information (Public Information)

Members of the public have a right to request information held by publicly funded organisations, like the NHS, under the Freedom of information Act (2000).

Under the FOI Act we have 20 working days to provide the information you ask for.

To support members of the public, we try and publish as much information as possible on this website. If you would like to request additional information, you can make a Freedom of Information enquiry by contacting:

Freedom of Information
NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group
Floor 4, Stopford House
Stockport
SK1 3XE

Telephone: 0161 426 9900
Email: stoccg.foi@nhs.net

For more information on accessing publicly held data through the Freedom of Information Act, go to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Subject Access Requests (Information about You)

If you want to ask us for information which we may hold about you personally, this will be dealt with as a Subject Access Request under the terms of the Data Protection Act (2018). This could include information relating to complaints, funding decisions, health records, employment and training records.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 we have one calendar month to provide the information you ask for.

The CCG reserves the right to charge a  reasonable fee for photocopying/postage if the request is excessive and will notify the requester of the charges prior to completing the request. 

If you wish to make a Subject Access Request you should email or write to:

Subject Access Request
NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group
Floor 4, Stopford House
Stockport
SK1 3XE

Telephone: 0161 426 9900
Email: stoccg.foi@nhs.net

Please ensure that you:

  • specify the kind of information you wish to receive (e.g. Continuing Healthcare records, complaints);
  • enclose proof of identity & address (a photocopy of your driving licence or passport and a utility bill);
  • if you are requesting information about someone else, you will need to provide a signed letter of consent from the individual, proof of guardianship or power of attorney;
  • For more information on making a Subject Access Request, go to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What if you are unhappy with our response?

Under the terms of the legislation, there is some information which we cannot give out to members of the public. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the way in which we deal with your Subject Access Request of Freedom of Information request you may complain, in the first instance, to the Information Governance lead through the address and contacts above.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113
Email: casework@ico.org.uk

If you disagree with the Information Commissioner’s decision and feel we have failed to disclose information without good reason you may apply to a Court for disclosure.

For information on how we use your data please see our Privacy Notice – Privacy Notice 26.2.13