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Cancer registry (CANREG)


Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) is run by Public Health England (PHE). It is responsible for cancer registration in England to support cancer epidemiology, public health, service monitoring and research.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

See the data release register for more details.

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 30 years minimum
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Tick Erase or remove it
  • Cross Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing - Right to object via the Public Health England (PHE) designated mailbox

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Public Health England - National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS)
The legal basis for collecting this data

NHS Act 2006 - Section 251, Health and Social Care Act 2012 -Section 261(3)