The government is collecting information across England on people who are extremely vulnerable in relation to the COVID-19 virus who have been directed to stay at home and who need support with essential tasks such as getting food and medicine and accessing health and care services and support.
The government is sharing this information with NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) for the delivery of the extremely vulnerable person's service (the service) as tasked by government in order to:
- facilitate the health and wellbeing of people who are extremely vulnerable
- ensure they can obtain essential supplies
- enable access to medical, health and mental health support
Please note that the information being shared under Covid-19 directions is for the provision of direct patient care and will not be used by the CCG for commissioning purposes.
For further information on how the CCG processes and shares information or requests for access to personal information please refer to the CCG’s Fair Process Notice which can be accessed here.
Further information on the shielded patient list is published by NHS England: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/20200403-Clinician-FAQs-v_FINAL.pdf and on the NHS Digital website: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/shielded-patient-list/
This notice only applies whilst the Covid-19 – Notice under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations 2002 remains in place, which is currently the 31st March, 2021.