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General Practice Pay Transparency: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in General Practice Pay Transparency, and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital (in relation to processing the personal data) and NHS England (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 Government has amended the NHS (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2015 (the “GMS Regulations”) and the NHS (Personal Medical Services Agreements) Regulations 2015 (the “PMS Regulations”) from 1 October 2021 to require a contract with an individual medical practitioner or a partnership to contain a term requiring the contractor to make a self-declaration to NHS Digital if their NHS earnings exceed the threshold for the relevant year (as well as a term requiring this self-declaration requirement to flow down into any clinical subcontracts). These changes will also be reflected in an amendment to the APMS Directions 2020.
The intention to increase pay transparency in general practice as a corollary of major investment into the GP Contract, and to safeguard public trust in the GP partnership model was published in Investment and Evolution – a five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan. Further details were subsequently published in Update to the GP contract 2020/21-2023/24.
This requirement will begin for 2019-20 NHS earnings and individuals who have NHS earnings of over £150,000 in 2019-20 will be required to self-declare. Individuals who are in scope are required to confirm their name and job title and to declare the following information:
The information self-declared will be published in a national publication by NHS Digital on an annual basis.
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||No|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
NHS Digital will receive the personal data.
NHS Digital will publish the information self-declared in a national publication on an annual basis.
NHSE/I will not receive any identifiable data.
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||This data is not transferred out of the UK|
|How long the data is kept||Data that is stored in the NHS Digital Data Management Environment (DME) will be retained in line with NHS Digital’s Records Management Policy. For this data collection the information submitted to NHS Digital by individuals through the self-declaration process will be kept for a period of 8 years. The information collected will be published by NHS Digital in a national publication on an annual basis and will then be in the public domain and may be included in NHS Digital reports for a period exceeding 8 years.|
|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?||Individuals who are obliged to make a declaration|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Article 6(1)(c) Legal Obligation (Establishment of information systems for NHS services: general practice contract data collections - NHS Digital)