Methods Analytics Limited obtains the following data:
NHS Digital directly provide Methods Analytics Limited with most of the data we obtain.
We obtain data and process data when:
Methods Analytics Limited obtains NHS digital data so that we can:
Our lawful basis for processing this data is covered under:
GDPR Article 6 Section 1 (F)-
(Processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data , in particular where the subject is a child) and Article 9 section 2(J).
(Processing is necessary for achieving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) based on Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide for suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject.)
We have a legitimate interest processing data to support the NHS either directly through the delivery of tools and bespoke analysis or indirectly through non NHS organisations (where analytics are provided to the NHS as the end beneficiary via a non NHS organisation).
This requirement is met as it is necessary to use these data in undertaking analysis and producing the outputs of analysis to identify good and bad practice, pathways and
performance, to enable improvement in performance within the NHS.
The processing is proportionate to that purpose in that national healthcare data is needed to undertake benchmarking, demonstrate variation and allow comparison to inform improvement. Further suppression and aggregation is applied to ensure a national data picture, without unnecessary data or risk of identifying any individual person.
Data provided by NHS Digital is pseudonymised prior to dissemination to Methods Analytics Limited.
Methods Analytics Limited securely stores your data in Redcentric storage locations, one data center is where the data center is received, loaded, processed, and stored before made accessible to authorised employees of Methods Analytics. The other data center is used solely for the storage of backups.
Data is transferred directly from NHS Digital to Redcentric using NHS Digital’s Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT) facility and this is only utilised by Methods employees who have authorised named SEFT accounts.
Authorised Data Admin staff load the source data files in to secured databases where a number of data quality checks are performed, and data derivations are carried out (such as patient spell generation).
Source data files are stored in folders which are restricted to authorised administrator staff only. The databases have access controls to ensure that the data is only available to staff who have had access granted through an approval-based process.
Methods Analytics Limited will keep the data sets for up to 6 full years plus year to date will be held as long as a valid agreement is in place. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data by following the NHS Digital guidance, ensuring backups are deleted within one month, unless we receive a data destruction notice, in which case this will be deleted upon immediately.
All data obtained from NHS Digital is not used in any way for marketing purposes. We do not try to identify any individuals or use that data for marketing activities.
However, Methods Analytics Limited would like to send as a trusted partner and client information, based on other contact information, about products and services of ours that we think you might like, as well as those of our partner companies.
If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop Methods Analytics Limited from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other members of the Methods Analytics Limited Group.
Methods Analytics Limited would like to make sure you are fully aware of all the data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – Our NHS digital data is not personal data, we are unable to identify you in these data and we may not provide this to you.
You do have the right to request Methods Analytics Limited for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification - You have the right to request that Methods Analytics Limited correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Methods Analytics Limited to complete information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure - You have the right to request that Methods Analytics Limited erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that Methods Analytics Limited restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to Methods Analytics Limited's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability - You have the right to request that Methods Analytics Limited transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: GDPR@methods.co.uk
Or write to us:
Methods Analytics Saffron House
6-10 Kirby Street London
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Our data obtained from NHS Digital does not have cookies applied to it.
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Email us at: GDPR@methods.co.uk
Or write to us at:
Methods Analytics Saffron House
6-10 Kirby Street London
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Methods Analytics Limited has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner's Office.
More information can be found: https://ico.org.uk/
Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House
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