Fair Processing Notice

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when we collect personal information. It applies to information we may collect about;

  • complainants and other individuals in relation to a data protection or freedom of information complaint or enquiry;
  • people who use our services, e.g. who subscribe to our newsletter or request a publication from us; and
  • Patient information that we may hold in relation to services that you have asked us to provide.

Read about how we will use your information (Fair Processing Notice)

Counter Fraud

NHS Havering Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to maintaining an honest, open and well intentioned approach so as to best fulfil the objectives of the NHS. 

The Governing Body will ensure that stringent policies and internal systems to deal with fraud, bribery and corruption are in place and are acted upon swiftly. 

We expect all of our staff to operate in accordance with our values, and to have the best interests of the NHS and our service users in mind. We are committed to the elimination of fraud, bribery and corruption, to the rigorous investigation of any such allegations and to taking appropriate action against any individuals that commit such activity, including criminal prosecution and recovery of losses as a result of any criminal act. 

If an employee has suspicions regarding fraud, bribery or corruption related activity within the CCG, we assure you that the matter will be taken seriously and referred to the Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). 

Preventing and detecting fraud - data matching

The CCG 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 CCG contact our local counter fraud specialist.