Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Privacy Impact Assessment / Data Protection Impact Assessment

The request was refused by NHS Digital.

Dear NHS Digital,

On attempting to find the current Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), I was unable to locate anything on the NHS Digital website. There is no reference or link on the data service description page, nor on the HES entry in the GDPR register, and no relevant result appears when using the site search function.

While a copy of the PIA done in 2014, and published in 2016, appears at:
http://www.statsusernet.org.uk/viewdocum...
this is clearly out of date, as well as not being hosted on an NHS website.

Would you please therefore:

1) Provide a copy of any Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and/or Privacy Impact Assessment undertaken for the Hospital Episode Statistics reflecting the changes to law in the Data Protection Act 2018.

2) Confirm what is the most recent DPIA / PIA for HES, and - if it is not the one available on the StatsUserNet website (link above) - provide a copy of that as well.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Booth

NHS Digital Enquiries (NHS DIGITAL), NHS Digital

 

Ref: NIC-268665-K5M5D 

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Ref: NIC-268665-K5M5D 

Dear Phil Booth,

Many thanks for your recent request to NHS Digital.

We have now received a reply to this from our colleagues in the
Information Governance team.

Please see the attached file(s).

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team
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