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National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) - Theatre Data Set: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) - Theatre Data Set, and your rights.

Controller Joint: NHS Digital and NHS Improvement
How we use the information (processing activities)

NHS Digital collects administration and patient clinical data from the usage of operating theatre's within NHS funded hospital care providers. This is discovery work to identify the potential of using this data to analyse hospital activity for monitoring and improving the management of health and care services.

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

NHS Improvement
Individual Clinicians, Via National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP)
See Register of approved data releases

Is data transferred outside the UK? This data is not transferred out of the UK
How long the data is kept 8 years minimum from completion of the discovery work.
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 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-funded hospital care providers
The legal basis for collecting this data

Article 6 - Legal Obligation (Requested to establish information system),
Article 9 - Substantial Public Interest.

DPA 2018:
Schedule 1, Paragraph 6 - Statutory etc and government purposes