Community Services Data Set
The Data Controller is MoreLife (UK) Ltd, located at Churchwood Hall Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QJ.
The Data Protection Officer is Dr Rita Esen, MoreLife (UK) Ltd, Churchwood Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QJ.
We collect information about you (your personal data) from our Services which includes information about your referrals, assessments, diagnoses, activities (for example, taking a blood pressure test) and, in some cases, your answers to questionnaires.
We do this in order to assess the effectiveness of our services so that we can provide you with the best possible service and ensure that we can continually improve our services.
Sharing your data with NHS Digital
Your data will be securely sent to NHS Digital, which is the central organisation that receives the data from all publicly-funded Community Services across England. NHS Digital removes all identifying details and combines the data we send with the data sent by other care providers, to form the Community Services Data Set (CSDS).
The Community Services Data Set is used to produce anonymised / pseudonymised reports that only show summary numbers of clients referred to different types of services. It is impossible to identify individuals in the reports, but the reports will help to improve the services that we provide to our clients.
Legal basis for sharing
Under the UK GDPR, our lawful basis for processing this information is Article 6 (1) (c), which relates to processing necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject. Our lawful basis for processing special category data are the UK GDPR Article 9 (2) (h) and Schedule 1, Part 1 (2) (2) (f) of the Data Protection Act 2018.
What Benefits of the Community Services Data Set (CSDS).
The benefits of the CSDS include:
- Making sure Community Services are available to all those needing the services in all areas by measuring the care that is being delivered
- Better care, through monitoring progress to allow future services to be planned
- Informing individuals about the service offered at different hospitals
- More personalised and better organised care for clients through understanding what service is needed nationally.
Find more information about how NHS Digital uses your personal data including their lawful basis for processing, how long they hold it for and your rights here.
To manage your choice about how your confidential patient information is used beyond your own individual care, please visit the following website:
Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 5678.
What are your rights?
You have a right to object to the processing (use) of your personal data in some circumstances by contacting us. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing it. This will not affect the service that we provide to you in any way.
You also have the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified and to request the restriction or suppression of your personal data in specific circumstances, for example if you feel that the data held is inaccurate.
You can also request for information that we hold about you to be provided to you under a subject access request. You can exercise any of these rights by emailing our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
Your right to complain
If you wish to raise a complaint concerning our handling of your personal data, please send your complaint to our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have a right to raise a concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office at any time. Their contact details are:
Information Commissioner’s Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF