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Patient Level Information Costings System (PLICS): GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Patient Level Information Costings System (PLICS) and your rights.

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

NHS Digital is supporting NHS Improvements Costing Transformation Programme by collecting and analysing patient level costings to improve the management of health 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 Improvement (Pseudonymised Data). See Data Release Register for more details.

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 automated decision making, analysis undertaken of PLICS data against health data to identify relevant activity.
Where does this data come from? NHS Acute Trusts including use of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Data Set, NHS Mental Health Trusts including use of Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set (IAPT) and NHS Ambulance trusts.
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal Obligation (Requested to establish information system), Management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data