Carehub.info is a free and impartial service provided by NHS GP surgeries in partnership with Brio Leisure, Macmillan, Brightlife, Age UK and other stakeholder groups.
The information contained within the website is to identify services and provision that are available to everyone. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither do the NHS GPs or their partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.
Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.
Not every service or provision is free of charge and patients should make themselves aware of any charges they may be expected to pay.
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SCOPE OF POLICY
- CareHub.info, which is our software application (App) available for viewing over the internet.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (and for the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (Regulation 679/2016) (“the GDPR”)), the data controller is W Software Development. (as identified above).
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We will collect and process the following data about you:
- Information you give us (Submitted information): This is information you give us about you by filling in forms on the website, or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail or chat). It includes information you provide when you register to use the website, when you update your information and when you report a problem our Site. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, username, password and other registration information.
- Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information). We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, the NHS, 3rd sector organisations, search information providers and other stakeholders).
The legal basis of our processing of the above data is your consent.
Where We store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our servers located in the United States, and the information is transferred from the website to those servers in encrypted format. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of Our Sites, you are responsible for choosing a strong password and for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, including secure certification and data encryption.
We will never use sell or give your personal information to any third party.
Access to information
The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (“the DPAs”) (and the GDPR, when effective as and from 25 May 2016) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the DPAs.
In addition, you have the right to request us to correct, update, contextualise or delete any personal information that we process about you that may be inaccurate. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information, and, in certain circumstances, you have rights to object to any profiling of you that we may undertake, a “right to be forgotten” (i.e. have all of your information erased by us) and (under the GDPR, when effective) a right to data portability (i.e. a right to extract your data in the structure and commonly used format in which we hold and store it).
You also have a right to complain to a relevant EU data protection authority in respect of any breaches of your data protection rights. As an Irish-located and Irish-established data controller, we are regulated by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.
Carehub.info has been developed by a consortium of partners including GPs from West Cheshire CCG, Brightlife, Brio Leisure and other stakeholders to further links to, and knowledge of Social Prescribing facilities available to our patients.
What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services.
Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way. It also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.
Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, legal advice, support groups, specific health issues organisations, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.
Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focussed on improving mental health and physical well-being. Those who could benefit from social prescribing schemes include people with mild or long-term mental or physical health problems, vulnerable groups, people who are socially isolated, and those who frequently attend either primary or secondary health care.
We are a small group of dedicated healthcare professionals and a software house who feel passionately about Social Prescribing and empowering the communities we belong to. Self-care is an important part of managing our own health and well-being.
We hope that you find the information held within this website to be useful. Should you have any comments to make, wish to be removed from our Provider database or find any dead links, please email us here.
The CareHub team