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Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS): GDPR information

Summary

Why and how we process your data in the Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities) Analysis of emergency care activity across England for monitoring and improving health and care services.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

Data Access Release Service release register

Is data transferred outside the UK? Within Europe
How long the data is kept 20 years and then reviewed annually
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick 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

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Secondary Use Service (SUS)
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data

internal

Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaced Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010) and was implemented through: ECDS (CDS 6.2.2 Type 011)