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Secondary Uses Service (SUS)+ data: GDPR information

Summary

Why and how we process your data in the Secondary Uses Service (SUS)+ data: GDPR information and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities) The Secondary Uses Service (SUS +) is a collection of health care data required by hospitals and used for planning health care, supporting payments, commissioning policy development and research.
Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

See the data release register for more details.

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 20 years maximum
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
Where does this data come from? NHS funded organisations providing health and care
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems

Where NHS Digital uses this data

internal

Secondary Uses Service (SUS)

Our service allows Commissioners and Providers to use data for secondary uses such as planning, commissioning and calculating payments.