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food delivery priority 3 months 1 week ago #247493

Can anyone confirm that when you put your NHS No. into the Gov't Website( for supermarket delivery priority), it gets passed on to the DWP?

Apologies in advance if this is an inappropriate question for this forum!

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food delivery priority 3 months 4 days ago #247658

Hello Petrocelli, I hope you are well. I don’t know why you need to know this, and I don’t have an answer. Hazarding a guess, I would say that the Shielding Service is a new thing. It seems to be very basic, and it is only apparently interested in passing info onto local authorities, and is probably run by a skeleton staff I would suggest that it probably has no interest in nor any plans to sending people’s NHS numbers to a grossly overwhelmed DWP (a lot of whose staff will be off sick or shielding themselves), which has go far, far too much else to trouble itself with than having any interest whatsoever in gathering people’s NHS numbers submitted to what is essentially only a webform passed onto regional councils.

Secondly, if you have ever had to claim a disability and/or sickness related welfare benefit, it is extremely likely that evidence you or your representatives have provided to the DWP has contained your NHS number (such as GP’s statements, hospital reports and summaries etc), so the DWP would hold that information already, but I am sure you know that.

I would be interested to know the answer though, maybe worth a Freedom of Information request?

Stay well. ;)

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food delivery priority 2 months 3 weeks ago #248031

Hi Porridge and thank you.

I was mostly coming from the 'data protection' side of things......we're forever asked for info and at times never told why nor where? I just think it's important that we know who's accessing our info and why?
I don't know how to do FOI request.
Keep safe, keep well
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food delivery priority 2 months 3 weeks ago #248032

Petrocelli, maybe this will help :-)

www.gov.uk/make-a-freedom-of-information-request

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food delivery priority 2 months 5 days ago #248399

Believe if you are shielding and have been told to via government letter there will be information passed on to supermarkets but only to enable priority delivery slots


best wishes

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