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Primary Care Web Tool (PCWT) extranet data: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Primary Care Web Tool (PCWT) extranet, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities) To get a user account to access the system, users need to submit their name, email address, organisation and phone number via our registration from. Registration to the Primary Care Web Tool (PCWT) allows users to submit data for the Primary Care Workforce Minimum Data Set. Internet Protocol (IP) address information and website cookies are captured as part of the functioning of the system, to ensure it delivers the correct functionality for the individual user.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
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 Public task
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
  • Tick Object to it being processed or used
  • Tick Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Yes - via designated mailbox

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Data subject
The legal basis for collecting this data

Public task and Health and Social Care Act (2012) – General Powers

Where NHS Digital uses this data


National Workforce Reporting System (NWRS)

As of 1 April 2019, the National Workforce Reporting System (NWRS) will no longer reside within the Primary Care Web Tool (PCWT) and will be available here: