The CCG will require consent from the individual in order to carry out any assessments and to gather any evidence/information required to assess eligibility for continuing healthcare funding and NHS-funded Nursing Care.
If an individual is unable to sign the consent form the CCG will accept a signature from a person who is legally entitled to represent the individual, i.e. a person named in the Lasting Power of Attorney document, Grant of Probate, Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection or named in the Best Interest Decision Form (see more information about this follow this link https://www.gov.uk/browse/births-deaths-marriages/lasting-power-attorney).
Under all circumstances the CCG will require supporting legal evidence for any signature on the consent form other than the individual’s own.
When collecting or using personal information the CCG complies with Principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (http://www.harrogateandruraldistrictccg.nhs.uk/privacy/).