Privacy & Legal Policy

The following privacy information is taken from the Sheffield CCG, the host organisation of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, as a non-legal entity, is currently hosted by NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group. As such, we adhere to the same policies, procedures and approach to information governance as our hosts. 

The below information is published on the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group website. 

The Clinical Commissioning Group has access to the centrally held data but without any names, addresses or other personally identifiable data (but it may contain the NHS number for restricted internal use, and for sharing with your GP). This data is used for producing statistical information to monitor NHS performance and to help plan services.

The CCG may also have access to some limited personal data where you have given your consent for us to use it for an agreed purpose (for example, to investigate a complaint)

The CCG’s approach to information governance in relation to the use and handling of patient level health and social care data (including risk stratification), and your rights to opt out of data sharing, are described below.

Your information and how we use it


Fair Processing / Privacy Notice for Patients

Please find the Fair Processing / Privacy Notice for Patients here. You can also find a Internet version of the Fair Processing / Privacy Notice for Patients below. 

Click here for the full text of the privacy notice, click here for a version simplified for teenagers and click here for a child friendly poster version. You can also find a Internet version of the Fair Processing / Privacy Notice for Patients below. 

Queries Regarding Data Protection Issues

New legislation (General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018) mandates that the CCG appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). This is because we are a public body.

The DPO will assist us to monitor internal compliance, inform and advise on data protection obligations and act as a contact point for data subjects (members of the public and employees) where there are concerns or queries regarding Data Protection.  The DPO will also act as a contact point for communication with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The CCG has appointed a shared service to deliver the DPO role provided by eMBED Health Consortium.

If you wish to contact the DPO then please use the following contact details stating in the heading which organisation you are enquiring about:


SMS Share Function

The SMS Share Function on the Healthier Together website is provided by Text Local. Healthier Together is provided with a client account that provides the telephone number, delivery status and content of the messages sent in the form of delivery reports. These delivery reports are kept in the account for 12 months before being automatically removed. The data is stored securely at Rackspace in London, UK.

Please note: we (Healthier Together) do not collect any personal information from the use of this function. The SMS Share Function should only be used by healthcare professionals to electronically provide parents and young people with information after a face-to-face or telephone consultation. We cannot accept responsibility or liability for anyone who uses this function for anything other than its intended use.

Legal Disclaimer

We have taken every care in the preparation of the content of this website, which is designed and provided for parents and health care professionals working in the UK. Every situation is unique and advice may change over time. You must therefore exercise your own judgement at all times.

Healthier Together does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this site. Healthier Together also acknowledges the use of content taken from other sites and claims no credit for the creation of it.

If you have any doubts as to whether advice/content is currently accurate and applicable to your situation you should consult us via the Feedback tab or e-mail

We can accept no responsibility or liability, which may arise from the use of any of the information on this site. Under no circumstances will Healthier Together be liable for any loss or direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages caused by the reliance of information on this site.

If organisations outside of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw wish to use or amend the materials they do so at their own risk. Please ensure that you take the materials through your own governance processes and check for accuracy before use.