Care maker recruitment

Purposes for processing

Since the launch of the Care Maker programme in 2012, NHS England has recruited Care Makers across England. The first Care Makers were recruited before the Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference in 2012 to support the previous national nursing and midwifery strategy ‘Compassion in Practice’ (2012). Initially aimed at students and newly qualified staff, the Care Maker programme is now open to students and staff at all levels and disciplines within a health or care setting.

The three year ‘Compassion in Practice’ strategy concluded in March 2016. Leading Change, Adding Value – a framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff was launched in May 2018 and the Care Maker role has evolved to now champion this initiative.

Care Maker Recruitment is an ongoing open process – interested staff members must complete the quality assurance forms, available on the NHS England website, and submit to the Care Maker Application team for review.

Categories of personal data

The database contains the following elements:

  • Full Name
  • Job Title
  • Speciality
  • Location
  • Workplace
  • Details of where the applicant studied
  • Telephone number – mobile
  • Email address
  • Postal Address

Sources of the data

The data is provided by Care Maker applicants.

Categories of recipients

The information is used by:

  • The Care Maker Application team when reviewing application forms
  • The Care Maker Application team to compile distribution lists
  • Regional Nurse Leads and regional Care Maker Co-ordinators in order for them to contact Care Makers about campaigns and events in their area.

Legal Basis for processing

For the GDPR purposes NHS England’s lawful basis for processing is Article 6(1)(e) ‘…exercise of official authority…’