NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

Ministry Of Defence (mod)

Project 1 — DARS-NIC-148024-P8GSC

Opt outs honoured: Y, N

Sensitive: Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2016/11.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

  • MRIS - Cause of Death Report
  • MRIS - Cohort Event Notification Report
  • MRIS - Scottish NHS / Registration

Objectives:

Armed forces personnel who served in the Gulf War during 1990-1991 report more current ill-health than those who were not deployed. There has been concern expressed that they may also experience higher mortality rates. The aims of this study are to document the mortality experience of UK Gulf War veterans in the 8 years since the end of the war.


Project 2 — DARS-NIC-148468-KFJZ5

Opt outs honoured: Y, N

Sensitive: Non Sensitive, and Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2017/02.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

  • MRIS - Cohort Event Notification Report
  • MRIS - Cause of Death Report
  • MRIS - Scottish NHS / Registration

Objectives:

This study will enable the MOD to address claims made in the press and by charitable organisations that the UK Armed Forces personnel who deployed to the Falklands are experiencing a higher rate of suicide. The primary aim is to ascertain the actual number of suicides (and other causes of death) amongst the Falklands cohort, calculate rates of suicide and other causes of death, and compare these rates to those found for comparable groups in the Armed Forces and UK general population. If an excess of suicide, or any other cause of death, is identified, then this will trigger further targeted studies with the aim of influencing policy to improve support and services to veterans of this conflict. It will also be relevant to veterans of other more recent deployments (e.g. Iraq or current operations in Afghanistan), amongst whom any such effect may not yet be apparent. Likewise it may suggest trends amongst veterans who served on operations at a similar time but about whom data is less readily available (e.g. Northern Ireland).