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National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension system, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

Provision of statistical data within England and Scotland from centers providing pulmonary hypertension services to patients to improve their care.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?


Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 8 years minimum after no longer required
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? NHS Trusts
The legal basis for collecting this data


Legal obligation (NHS England Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data


National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit

Measures the quality of care, activity levels, access rates and patient outcomes of services in centres designated by the National Commissioning Group.