Privacy Policy for NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Who are we?

The NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (NHS CEP) is an NHS England initiative delivered by Anglia Ruskin University. Anglia Ruskin University are the Data processors for the NHS England

This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) (who are the delivery partners of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme) use personal information for the NHS CEP.

We have set out below the information we use, who we share it with, and how long we will keep it.

What personal information do we collect?

Wherever possible we use non-identifiable personal information.

You do not have to submit any personal information to use this website. ( This website only collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to:

  • Your name and email address, when completing our ‘contact us’ or newsletter forms

We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums and other social media applications that we may provide. 

Whenever you use this website, information may be collected using cookies and other technologies. By using this website, you agree to our use of Cookies.

Whenever we ask for your personal data, we will always make sure that it is necessary to identify you from the data we collect. If we do need to identify you, we will make sure that we only collect and use the minimum details we need for the specific purpose.

We receive your personal information when you: apply for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme via our portal

We will collect the following about applicants to the programme:

  • Personal contact details such as names, title, addresses, telephone numbers and personal email addresses.
  • Recruitment information (including where you work, your professional registration number, innovation ideas and other information included in a CV or cover letter or as part of the application process).
  • Equality information including your gender; nationality, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and disability details.

How do we use your personal information?

We use your information for these purposes:

  • To enroll you on the programme
  • To gain access to specific content.
  • Attend a hosted event.
  • Respond to a survey.
  • Request communications/ information about specific areas of interest.
  • To sign up to our newsletter
  • To perform all tasks associated with the recruitment to the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme including, but not limited to, applications, attendance monitoring, and alumni services.
  • To ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and is cross platform and browser compatible.
  • To analyse the information, we collect so that we can administer, support and improve our services.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have agreed to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To analyse the data, we collect so that we can administer, support and improve our services.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

Who else might we share your personal information with?

Authorised personnel within Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), NHS England and it’s contracted partners will be able to access the personal data you provide to us.

We may also disclose your data to other third party Data Processors who act for us for the purposes set out in the policy or for purposes approved by you, for example by providing the systems we need to or delivering services on our behalf.

All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in line with our ARU policies and GDPR. We only permit a third-party service to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. We do not allow them to use your personal data for their own purposes.

Some personal data maybe shared outside of the European Economic Area for support purposes. Such transfer of data are GDPR compliant.

Unless required or permitted to do so by law, we will not otherwise share or distribute any of the personal data you provide to us without your agreement. We respect your personal data and will never sell it to third parties.

Your personal data will be held confidentially for the duration of your participation on the programme. It will retained for Alumni services unless you choose to opt out.

Partners retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil their monitoring and reporting requirements.

The personal data you provide as part of the recruitment process will only be shared with those who need to see your application for administrative purposes, selection, statistical analysis and research. The data will be archived on system after a period of inactivity and anonymised equality data will only be available for statistical return

Who is the data controller for this processing?

The data controller is NHS England. The Data Processors are Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) of Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ, who are the delivery partners for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.

What is the legal basis for our use of your personal information?

  • The programme is being delivered under NHS’s public tasks and your personal data will processed for that purpose when you apply and participate in the programme. 
  • When you end your participation, we have a legitimate interest in providing ongoing alumni services to you unless you opt-out. 
  • As an applicant or alumni we have a legitimate interest in contacting you about events, further opportunities and related news unless you opt-out 
  • Under the NHS’s public task we and our partners seek to develop and improve the programme and increase participation and may use personal data for that purpose. 
  • We may contact you for your feedback via surveys and questionnaires in order to improve the programme whilst on the programme under the NHS’ public task, and under a legitimate interest whilst you are an applicant or alumni. 
  • We or partners may contact you for your feedback via surveys and questionnaires in order to improve the programme whilst on the programme under the NHS’ public task, and under a legitimate interest whilst you are an applicant or alumni. Partners may also contact you for further development opportunities relating to your innovation proposal under the NHS Public Task. 

How long will we keep your personal information?

Your personal data will be held confidentially for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was it collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

If you apply to the programme and were unsuccessful your personal information is kept for 6 months, then deleted.

Your rights

The law gives you rights to control what personal information is used by us and how it is used by us.

  • To access information, we hold about you.  
  • The right to object to processing we undertake in managing the programme. 
  • Where we process your personal data under legitimate interest you may opt out at any time. 
  • You can obtain further information about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal data with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Information Commissioner’s Office

Post:    Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF



Telephone:    0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)

Contact us

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you can contact our Data Protection Officer.

Data Protection Officer Email:

Cookie information for website users 

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.  

You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at

We may use cookies to:  

  • Recognise when you return to the website: To show you relevant content or provide functionality you used before.  
  • Store information about your preferences: To present you with content which is relevant and of interest to you.  
  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package: The aggregated usage data tells how many people use our website and what pages they like to visit. This information is used to help us improve the website structure, content and functions. 

Cookies do not provide us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.  

The tables below further explain which cookies the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme website ( ) uses and why: 

External cookies 

Cookies Name Purpose Additional Information 
Google Analytics  These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Overview of privacy at Google 
Twitter  A Twitter widget in the footer of some pages enables visitors to tweet about the page. Twitter privacy policy 

Google Analytics 

Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website. These reports help us to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. 

How do I control the use of cookies? 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. However, please note that this may affect how our website functions and may prevent you from taking full advantage of the site.  

If you are unsure how to do this, use your favourite search engine to look this up using the term ‘declining cookies’ with your browser name, or contact your local IT support for advice. 

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by Google Analytics. You can learn more about Googles privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking here: 

Links to other websites 

Our website may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Information security 

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. 

Contacting Us

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