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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS): GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital (in relation to processing the personal data) and the Department of Health and Social Care (in relation to determining the purpose for processing the data through the issuing of a direction to NHS Digital)|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||
The Electronic Prescription Service is a delivery mechanism that enables the transmission of a prescription electronically from a prescribing system through to a dispensing system. The EPS service is used across Primary care (mainly General Practices' and Pharmacists) and Urgent Care settings. All systems are connected to the NHS Spine through a secure connection with access further secured by the use of authentication certificates.
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
Information is provided to Prescribers and Dispensers, and the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) as well as NHS Digital NHS Business Services Authority Medicines dataset.
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||This data is not transferred out of the UK|
|How long the data is kept||12 months maximum after prescriptions dispensed or after prescription prescribed but not dispensed|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent is not the basis for processing.
|Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making)||No|
|Where does this data come from?||Prescribing systems|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||