General Practice Locum Job Bank – Privacy Notice

Introduction  uses the information we collect to operate, maintain and provide you with the features and functionality of the General Practice Locum Job Bank System which includes a mobile app.  The term ‘General Practice Locum Job Bank System’ includes a web application and mobile app downloadable either through Apple Store or Google Pay Store.


In collecting this information, we, the Midlands and Lancashire Commission Support Unit (MLCSU), are acting as data processor on behalf of the North Staffordshire GP Federation and the South Cheshire & Vale Royal GP alliance, who are the data controllers.


This General Practice Locum Job Bank System is used by the members of the North Staffordshire GP Federation and the South Cheshire & Vale Royal GP alliance to advertise their locum vacancies. 


Who are we?

We are NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit. Our registered address is Kingston House, 438-450 High Street, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9LD.


You can contact us by post at the above address (Attention to e-Innovation unit) or by email at General Practice Locum Bank


Any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to our Data Protection Officer using the above address or email


What data do we collect?

When you register as a user of General Practice locum bank system, you are the data subject who supplies the information necessary for your use of the system. This includes personal data such as your:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
  • GMC Number / Registration Expiry Date
  • DBS Number
  • MDU (Medical Indemnity) Expiry Date
  • Qualifications


Additional documentary proof of some of the above data together with a Photo ID to confirm your identity too will be requested.  You are required to go through an ID check process prior to acceptance as a registered member of the Locum Bank. ID checks and documentary authenticity checks are usually conducted either by data controllers or practice managers or both.


Additional information may be received / recorded by the system of your availability in line with applications you made for vacancies advertised by GP practices. You may receive emails / mobile data messages of new vacancies advertised by practices and /or the outcome of such applications.


Why do we collect this information?

We will use your information to enable you and member GP practices to use the licenced features and functionality of the General Practice Locum Job Bank system. The information collected will allow us to operate, maintain and support the system.


The data collected will enable GP practices to manage aspects of their business related to capacity planning. Please note this system does not record your bank details and remunerations/ payments associated with locum contracts you have undertaken that information resides outside the remit of this system.


We will ask for your consent to use your information before you can access any of the features and functionality of the Locum Bank system.


What do we do with your information?

Your information is securely stored in our database. The data collected by the system is available to member GP practices in terms of assessing your suitability for locum vacancies. Practices may store copies of your data to comply with HR / GP practice employment regulations. We will not share your data with any non-related third parties. Your data is not sent outside of the EU. Nor will we use the information to make any automated decisions that might affect you.


We may use cookies or browser storage to temporarily store information on your device. This information will be used to secure your login session, remember the application state, and to cache data when the device is without an Internet connection.


How long do we keep your information for?

Your information is kept for six years to enable your employer to meet their obligations to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in accordance with UK regulations.


Your rights over your information

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, , you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is factually inaccurate.


You may also ask for inaccuracies to be erased and you can ask for us to give you a copy of the information.


You can also ask us to stop using your information – the simplest way to do this is to withdraw your consent, which you can do at any time, either by writing or emailing


Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office via their website at or write to them at:


Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


I have read the Privacy Notice above, and I consent to  hold my personal data for General Locum Job Bank processing purposes and share them with member practices of data controllers.


Howbeck Healthcare Limited ,
Nantwich, ,


Tel : 07578618926