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Reasonable Adjustment Flag: GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Reasonable Adjustment Flag and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital, Department of Health and Social Care
How we use the information (processing activities)

The Reasonable Adjustment Flag is a national record which indicates that reasonable adjustments are required for an individual and optionally includes details of their significant impairments and key adjustments that should be considered. The Flag is created for the individual by their care team and is held on the NHS Spine and is accessed through the NHS Summary Care Record application (SCRa) or approved clinical systems integrated with the spine.

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

Organisations providing NHS funded health and care services. 

Is data transferred outside the UK? This data is not transferred out of the UK
How long the data is kept 30 years maximum after the individual becomes deceased.
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? Organisations providing NHS funded health and care services.
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) - management of health or social care systems and services. 

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Reasonable Adjustment Flag

The Reasonable Adjustment Flag allows health care professionals to record, share and view the reasonable adjustments a patient will need to be made for them during their care.