In order to meet the challenge of providing effective and meaningful workforce planning the WRaPT Team collect and process a range of information relating to a wide variety of organisations across the health and social care economy. Some of the data is personal, related to individuals working for health and social care organisations.
WRaPT stores data relating to staff roles such as contractual hours and salary as well as some protected characteristics including: gender, year of birth, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference and disability status.
We do not collect names or National Insurance numbers however we do collect a unique identifier, usually an assignment number. We use this to create a pseudonym identifier for each record. Doing this reduces the risk of individuals being identified from the data whilst allowing us to fulfil our responsibilities to data subjects and partner organisations.
All the data we use comes from our partner organisations in the health and social care economy - in most cases your employer. They are responsible for ensuring that the data we have is accurate and limited to only the required fields.
The data is used to create scenario models based on workforce, activity or efficiency changes. It is also used to create workforce baselines and equality impact assessments by analysing the protected characteristics. This allows workforce planners to ensure that changes do not adversely affect any particular group.
We take our duty to protect personal information and confidentiality very seriously and we are committed to taking all reasonable measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of personal data for which we are responsible. The Principles of The Data Protection Act 1998, as set out below are fully endorsed by the WRaPT Team.
The eight principles require that personal information:
You are entitled to obtain a copy of the personal information held about you by the WRaPT Team. Any request to access or obtain a copy of this information will be considered under Section 7 of the Data Protection Act.
To make a request for personal information, email WRaPT@lancashirecare.nhs.uk or write to:
WRaPT Team Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Sceptre Point Sceptre Way Bamber Bridge PR5 6AW