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Medicines Spend and Use Data: GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Medicines Spend and Use Dataset and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||National health and care organisations require access to good quality, national data, about NHS medicine spend and use, to improve patient care and outcomes, understand the medicines market and manage medicines spend. NHS Digital is collecting and analysing data from participating NHS providers in order to carry out discovery work towards an eventual common specification or standard, for data collection. Clinician names and / or clinician codes will be collected, purely as a result of local practice where they have been recorded by providers as a means of identifying cost centres. No patient identifiable data will be collected.|
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||No|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||This data is not transferred out of the UK|
|How long the data is kept||12 months minimum from when the data was collected|
|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?||NHS providers commonly referred to as secondary care, and may include organisations commissioned by the NHS to provide NHS services e.g. medicines supply and medicines stock control services.|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||