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Access to Service Information (A2SI) Directory of Services (DoS): GDPR information


Why and how we process your data in the Access to Service Information (A2SI) Directory of Services (DoS) and your rights.

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

Maintenance of a list of authorised users of the Directory of Services (DoS).

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?

NHS England contract teams, Directory of Services (DoS) leads

Is data transferred outside the UK? Within Europe
How long the data is kept 8 years minimum from 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?

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? Data subject
The legal basis for collecting this data

Public Task and Health and Social Care Act - General powers

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Directory of Services (DoS)

The Directory of Services (DoS) is a central directory that is integrated with NHS Pathways and is automatically accessed if the patient does not require an ambulance or by any attending clinician in the urgent and emergency care services.