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Radiotherapy dataset (RTDS): GDPR information
Why and how we process your data in the Radiotherapy dataset (RTDS) and your rights.
|Controller||NHS Digital, NHS England and Public Health England|
|How we use the information (processing activities)||The data is analysed, potentially in combination with other health and/or population datasets to understand the impact of COVID-19, its risks to patients and health services and to monitor and manage the response to COVID-19 by health and social care bodies and the Government. The data will be used for these purposes by NHS Digital and external organisations subject to authorisation via NHS Digital’s Data Access Request Service (DARS).|
|Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information?||Yes|
|Who are recipients of this data?||
External users as permitted through Data Sharing Agreements (DSA) via the Data Access Request Service (DARS) - see the data release register for more details.
|Is data transferred outside the UK?||This data is not transferred out of the UK|
|How long the data is kept||The data will be kept for as long as NHS Digital is directed to operate the COVID-19 Public Health NHS England Information Systems and undertake the system delivery functions. The expected end date is currently 31st March 2021, unless revoked earlier or replaced by a further direction.|
|Our lawful basis for holding this data||Legal obligation|
|How can you withdraw your consent?||
Consent is not the basis for processing.
|Where does this data come from?||RTDS data is collected from all NHS Acute Trust providers of radiotherapy services in England by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS), part of Public Health England (PHE). NHS Trusts are required to submit standardised data on a monthly basis. For further details, see: http://www.ncin.org.uk/collecting_and_using_data/rtds|
|The legal basis for collecting this data||