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Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening - GP2DRS: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening system, and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital, Public Health England (PHE)|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||To invite appropriate people to Diabetic Retinopathy eye screenings. Local services that use the system receive a monthly list of all patients eligible for screening at the practices in their area. This list contains up to date demographic details of the patients, making sure invites are sent to the correct address. This notice only covers NHS Digital's collection and use of personal data.|
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
Identifiable Patient Level information shared with Public Health England (PHE)
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||No|
|How long the data is kept||2 months minimum|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Yes - via the organisation original consent was provided to
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||General Practice (GP) medical records|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems
Where NHS Digital uses this data
Screening is the process of identifying people who appear healthy, but who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition.