Privacy Notice – Medicines Optimisation

Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing

West Lancashire CCG has a duty to secure continuous improvement in the quality of services provided to individuals for, or in connection with the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness. Taking that into account, the Medicines Management Team supports the CCG with commissioning services that make the best use of available medicines. Your personal data will be used to fulfil this duty in respect of promoting cost-effective use of medicines as well as implementing projects or actions to optimise the use of medicines to improve outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve capacity within the local health economy.

The legal basis we rely on under GDPR is Article 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”. For the special categories of data, we rely on article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of the provision of health or social care or treatment”

Source of Data

Data used to fulfil the above duties is received directly from the primary and secondary healthcare providers for which the CCG has responsibility for.

Categories of Data

Typically, clinicians and pharmacists will require access to patient information including NHS Numbers and medication lists.

Recipients of Personal Data

Personal data is shared between the CCG and local healthcare providers including GP practices. They do this to facilitate the implementation of recommendations by the medicines management team.