Copyright notice

The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of GMMMG, RDTC or the Greater Manchester Shared Service unless otherwise indicated. This material may be freely reproduced for education and not for profit purposes within the UK National Health Service as long as GMMMG is acknowledged in any work produced. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations, for any purpose is permitted without the express written permission of GMMMG or its Subgroups.

The content, layout, design, data, databases and graphics on this website are protected by UK and other international intellectual property laws and are owned by the RDTC. Unless expressly permitted in writing no part of the website may be reproduced, stored in any medium, including but not limited to a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, broadcasting) nor, shown in public.

Site disclaimer

Members of the public

Please note that all material in this site is aimed at healthcare professionals, but is information currently held within the public domain. Members of the public seeking advice on any medicine-related matters are encouraged to contact NHS 111 or speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse.

Accuracy

Every effort is taken to ensure that the information contained in this website is both accurate and complete.

Availability

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss

Virus Protection

It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website. We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production.

Links policy

All links from this website are selected using our links policy. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

Password protected areas

If you have registered for access to the password protected areas of this website, any username or password must be kept confidential and used only by you. Any data that is downloaded from this website is confidential to the GMMMG and for use within your role within NHS Greater Manchester only and cannot be passed onto anyone else. Data from other localities outside of your own cannot be used or shared without the permission of the RDTC. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password whether chosen by you or allocated by us at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

Your use of this website is subject to the above terms and by using the website you show your agreement to such terms. If you do not accept our terms then please do not use this website.

GMMMG Website Privacy Notice

This statement discloses the privacy practices for www.gmmmg.nhs.uk, the website for the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG) supported by the Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre. It applies solely to this website; links within this site to other websites are not covered by this privacy statement.

1 About the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG)

The GMMMG is the coordinating group for decision making around medicines and in particular high cost medicines for Greater Manchester. It also has a role in performance monitoring of health economies prescribing.

The Group consists of GPs, pharmacists and other key healthcare professionals. GMMMG seeks to identify and champion the appropriate use of medicines across Greater Manchester taking into account cost effectiveness, quality, equity and patient safety. The group is formally accountable to the GM collaboration of CCG’s and the work plan is facilitated and supported by the Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre in Newcastle (a non-commercial, not for profit NHS organisation hosted by the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust) and the Greater Manchester Shared Service.

2 About the personal information we use

We do not store or collect personal information about website visitors. We will record your name, email address and work address only if submitted to us by you.

Please note that only members of GMMMG and its subgroups will be able to register for access to the password protected section of our website.

3 Our purposes for using personal information

All personal data provided will only be used for the following purposes:

  • To allow access to stakeholder prescribing reports and publications via the website
  • To contact you regarding any feedback/enquiries
  • To answer enquiries (from NHS only) on clinical questions relating to therapeutic, pharmaceutical and pharmacological issues
  • To maintain email distribution lists (if you give your consent) for the purposes of sending out stakeholder prescribing reports, publications, and/or conducting the business of the prescribing committees we support.
    From time to time to conduct surveys to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our services.
  • To collect comments on draft GMMMG guidelines and documents that out for consultation on the website.
    Data is accessed and processed by the RDTC who are hosted by Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. Email distribution lists and a database of approved accounts for access to secure areas of website are stored on NUTH servers in line with Trust policy. Information regarding individual website access accounts including email address and IP address but not email distribution lists is also stored on the servers of the external organisations who host the website to facilitate logging in and out of the secure area of the website. The company we use to host the website is Heart Internet Ltd.

4 Our legal basis for using personal information

The RDTC considers that the legal basis for using personal information is as follows:

Consent is given by the individual to process their personal data for purposes of providing access to secure areas of the website, to answer enquiries, to conduct surveys to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our services, and to maintain email distribution lists.
As part of a Contract with stakeholders to answer their enquiries and for the purposes of sending out stakeholder prescribing reports, publications, and/or conducting the business of the prescribing committees we support.

5 Sharing personal information with others

All personal information is gathered and held by us in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. This data is only accessible by us and the external company used to the host the website and will not be disclosed or sold to any third party companies nor will they be copied or duplicated in anyway, except for back-up purposes.

6 Transferring personal information abroad

No personal information is transferred abroad.

7 Retention periods of the information we hold

We review access to our websites and details of individuals held on our email distribution lists every six months deleting those who are no longer stakeholders or have not accessed the website in the last 12 months.

8 How we protect personal information

We take care to ensure your personal information is only accessible to authorised people. Our staff and those of the external company used to host the website have a legal and contractual duty to keep all personal information secure and confidential, and all staff undertake mandatory training in Data Protection and IT Security.

9 Your rights

The information you provide will be managed as required by Data Protection law.

You have the right to:

  • receive a copy of the information we hold about you
  • request your information be changed if you believe it is not correct
  • request not to be included on our email distribution lists for purposing of receiving the purposes of receiving stakeholder prescribing reports, publications, or being contacted to participate in surveys to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our services.

From 25 May 2018, you have the right to:

  • request that your information be deleted if you believe we are keeping it for longer than necessary

Please contact use if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

  • by email: nuth.enquires.gmmmg@nhs.net
  • or write to us at: Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre, 16/17 Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AB

Our Data Protection Officer is Richard Oliver (nuth.dpo@nhs.net). If you feel that the RDTC has not dealt correctly with your personal data you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745

10 Web based surveys

From time to time we conduct web based surveys to evaluate the impact and effectiveness or our service. We use the facilities of surveymonkey.com to construct our questionnaires and to collect results. Surveymonkey do not use our data for their own purposes. Our data is kept private and confidential. Please see SurveyMonkey’s privacy statement. We do not use our surveys to collect patient identifiable information.

11 Cookies

This Cookie Information section explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this information to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use, ie. the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. Please also read our Privacy Statement.

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, and analyse website usage.

Our website uses essential and non-essential cookies for a number of purposes.

Essential cookies

These allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. Please be aware that the website cannot function properly without these cookies and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Check your browser help facility or search online for further information. If you choose to disable these cookies you will not be able to access the password protected areas of this site.

Non-essential cookies

These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. For example, analytics tools to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. This could include anonymous information of how you got to the site, the pages you visit and how long you spend on each page. We do not use marketing cookies and we do not share any information with third parties.

Any any point during your visit to the website you can change your non-essential cookie consent choice. Click on the link below to clear your settings.

Change non-essential cookie choice

The consent notice will be displayed again enabling you to change your preferences (you may need to reload the page after using the link to see the cookie consent notification message again).

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The list below details the cookies used on our website. You can change your cookie decision by clicking on the this button Change non-essential cookie choice.

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12 Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy will be kept under regular review and any changes will be posted to this page so that visitors are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Privacy statement issued on 26th November 2018 updated 28th September 2021