NHS Digital has been asked to identify potentially eligible participants and to invite them to join the NHS-Galleri Trial. We will use the data we hold to identify suitable people and to send them an invitation to participate in the trial. The data used will include name, date of birth, address, NHS number and information about cancer diagnosis. Your personal data will not be shared directly with the trial.
If you decide to take part in the trial, you will be asked to provide written consent to the trial at your first visit.
If you have requested that your NHS data is not shared for research and planning purposes (by registering a National Data Opt-out) then you will not receive an invitation for this trial.
The trial has requested that all potentially eligible participants be contacted once only. To manage the invitation process, we will need to keep the trial invitation list until six months after the trial recruitment in completed. This is to ensure that you are not invited again and that those who have told us that they do not want to be contacted, do not receive an invitation in the first place.
After that, all the information stored for the purpose of this trial will be deleted. You can find out more about your choices on how the NHS uses your data for research and planning.
We will use your data to produce summary reports to monitor recruitment into the trial (for example how many people were invited). These reports will not identify you personally.
The Health Research Authority has provided legal support to the NHS-Galleri Trial under section 251 of the National Health Service Act 2006 – this includes permission for NHS Digital to process data on behalf of the trial. This support provides the legal basis for suitable participants to be identified and invited to join the trial. This is following advice from the Confidentiality Advisory Group, an advisory body which provides independent expert advice on the use of confidential patient information without consent in England and Wales.