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Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS): GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) and your rights.
|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?|
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||NHS Digital may transfer the data within Europe. It may also be transferred outside of the UK if this is approved by NHS Digital through the DARS process for any particular dissemination.|
|How long the data is kept||20 years and then reviewed annually|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|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
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)