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Learning Disability Observatory: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data within Learning Disability Observatory, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital, Public Health England (PHE)
How we use the information (processing activities) Data collection from General Practices (GPs) to produce an anonymous data set for Public Health England (PHE). PHE uses this data to monitor and compare the health of individuals with learning disabilities, against those who do not have learning disabilities, so that their care can be improved. This notice only covers NHS Digital's collection and use of personal data.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?

Aggregated counts of patients broken down by general practice shared with Public Health England (PHE). Data is published at CCG level.

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 20 years minimum
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? General Practice (GP) medical records
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction)

Where NHS Digital uses this data