Privacy Statement

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). We are based in England.

The NHSBSA undertakes a wide number of functions on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. These include the:-

  • The processing of payments to providers of goods and services to the health service;
  • The development of, and planning for the co-ordination of, business and regulatory services relating to the-
  • provision of general dental services, personal dental services and pharmaceutical services;
  • administration of the NHS Pensions Scheme;
  • administration of the NHS Bursary Scheme in England;
  • administration of the European Health Insurance Card; and
  • prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, corruption and unlawful activities and the management of security in relation to the National Health Service.

The NHSBSA maintains the largest drug database of its kind in Europe, over 576 million prescriptions per year. In addition, the NHS Help with Health Costs deals with around one million claims per annum under the NHS Low Income Scheme. Most of the NHSBSA's functions are computerised.

Our privacy policy covers NHS Business Services Authority and its Web sites:

Organisation Name: NHS Business Services Authority
Address: Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside
City and Post Code: Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8NY
Country: England
Controller: NHS Business Services Authority
Web Site(s): http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

You can access our Web sites home page and browse our sites without disclosing your personal data.

The Services and Links of our Web Sites

Our Web sites do not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others. Our Web sites do not include links to third party Web service providers.

Cookies (Automatic Collection of Information)

When we provide services to you, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered through the internet, this very occasionally involves placing small amounts of information on your device, (e.g. computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.). These include small files known as cookies. Please note that we do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

NHSBSA Service

Systems

Cookie Name

Purpose

NHS Prescription Services

Information Reports (that use Actuate Reporting Tool)

 [user name]@[server name]/

To remember your selections or preferences that you’ve already made when looking at information or using our service.  The cookie is set as soon as this service is requested. As a temporary measure you will need to manually delete the cookie.  We are working towards replacing this system by 2012/13.  All registered users will be notified of cookies being used in this way.

Web site

Google Analytics

We do not store this information on your device

To ensure services are available when you require them. To do this we measure the number and volumes of visitors and where they came from.

NHS Protect

NHS Protect Secure Website

JSESSIONID

This cookie is essential for this system to work. It is stored on your device when you start using the service and deleted when you close your internet browser.

Help with Health Costs

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

JSESSIONID, Dynamic_ID( on Firefox usually BCSI-CS-xxxxxxxxxxxx)

This cookie is essential for this system to work. It is stored on your device when you start using the service and deleted when you close your internet browser.

Student Bursaries

Bursaries Online system

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie is essential for this system to work. It is stored on your device when you start using the service and deleted when you close your internet browser.

Dental Services

Payments on Line

PROXY_SESSIONID

This cookie is essential for this system to work. It is stored on your device when you start using the service and deleted when you close your internet browser.

Dental Services

E-reporting

[user name]@vm-xi31sp2/
and 5864GSVE.txt

To remember the last “Last Accessed” and “Date Modified” when you last visited the site.  This information is held for 365 days unless you choose to manually delete it.  All registered users have been notified of this use of cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Data Collection and Purpose Specification

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services.

We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.

Click here to see the tables of personal data collected and purposes for which they are used.

We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated in the link above.

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose by separate contact to verify the new use of your personal data.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children.

Disclosure and Visitor Choice

We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations.

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