The CCG will require consent from the individual to carry out any assessments and to gather any evidence/information required to assess eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care. If an individual is unable to sign the consent form the CCG will accept a signature from a person who is legally entitled to represent the individual, i.e. a person with parental responsibility, a person named in the Lasting Power of Attorney document, Grant of Probate, Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection or named in the Best Interest Decision Form. In all circumstances the CCG will require supporting legal evidence for any signature on the consent form other than the individual’s own. The CCG’s data privacy notice and the Personal Health Commissioning privacy notice.

The lawful basis for the processing of personal and healthcare data for NHS Continuing Healthcare is contained within article 6 (1) (e) and 9 (2) (h) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as enacted by the Data Protection Act 2018. We also collect information about individuals who undergo the NHS CHC assessment process (including personal data), for the NHS CHC Patient Level Data Set (PLDS). The lawful basis for collecting this information is Article 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR enacted by the Data Protection Act 2018. Further information regarding PLDS.