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During the coronavirus pandemic, information about whether a person has received a coronavirus vaccine will be available for doctors and other clinicians to see in a clinical setting if it is necessary for them to check this information for a clinical reason when treating the patient.
This information will be available to the clinician through an NHS system called the Summary Care Record application (SCRa).
Access to this information in SCRa will support health and care professionals to deliver better safer care for their patients, where this information is not available through other sources.
For the purposes of data protection law, NHS England is the Controller of the vaccination event Information gathered from vaccination sites. NHS Digital is the organisation responsible for operating the SCRa and is the controller for some of the information contained within it.
NHS Digital will input the vaccination event information in to the SCRa under the instruction of NHS England as their processor. This will involve NHS Digital analysing and linking the data under instruction from NHS England which they have instructed us to do under the COVID-19 NHS England Public Health Directions 2020 (COVID-19 Directions).