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Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) Bridging File: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data within the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) Bridging File, and your rights.
|Controller||Joint Controller: NHS Digital, NHS England|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) concerns activity data recorded from images including Radiation absorption rates. This is combined with Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data and Cancer Screening Data provided by Public Health England to monitor and improve the management of health and care services. 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?||
NHS England, See Data Release Register
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||Within Europe|
|How long the data is kept||8 years minimum after no longer required|
|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?||Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) dataset, Diagnostic Imagining Dataset (DID), Public Health England: Cancer Screening Data|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||
Legal obligation (Direction)
Where NHS Digital uses this data
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A and E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.