NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

The Medical School - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Project 1 — DARS-NIC-147852-RV70L

Opt outs honoured: Y, N

Sensitive: Sensitive, and Non Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2018/05.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data, Informed Patient consent to permit the receipt, processing and release of data by the HSCIC

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

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

Objectives:

Patients undergoing scanning by computed tomography (CT) are a subset of the population exposed to higher levels of radiation than background. In particular, children scanned using CT may have received high doses when compared to those from other diagnostic procedures involving radiation, such as X-rays. This is of concern as children are known to be at an increased susceptibility to the effects of radiation compared to adults. As yet, no studies have investigated the potential long-term risk from CT radiation exposure. Extrapolations have been used from the Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivor Study but this study will be the first to use empirical data. This study of medically irradiated patients is very relevant to a policy of understanding the health effects of ionising radiation. In particular, the Department of Health announced last year that COMARE should look at the benefits and risks of using CT scanning in preventative healthcare. They subsequently agreed to co-fund this study. Very little is currently known about the potential risks of CT in any population, other than from extrapolation studies. This study of a subset of the population, which is likely to show the greatest effect of radiation from CT, should there be one, will provide the information urgently required to allow guidelines to be developed for safe and more effective use of CT scans in children and young adults.


Project 2 — DARS-NIC-147924-YHQZR

Opt outs honoured: N

Sensitive: Sensitive, and Non Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2016/08.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Informed Patient consent to permit the receipt, processing and release of data by the HSCIC

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

  • MRIS - Cause of Death Report
  • MRIS - Cohort Event Notification Report

Objectives:

The data supplied by the NHSIC to Institute for Ageing and health will be used only for the approved Medical Research Project MR802.


Project 3 — DARS-NIC-148021-GNMPC

Opt outs honoured: N

Sensitive: Sensitive, and Non Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2018/05.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Informed Patient consent to permit the receipt, processing and release of data by the HSCIC

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

  • MRIS - Cause of Death Report
  • MRIS - Cohort Event Notification Report

Objectives:

The data supplied by the NHSIC to Newcastle University will be used only for the approved Medical Research project MR87.


Project 4 — DARS-NIC-148471-FR43L

Opt outs honoured: N

Sensitive: Sensitive, and Non Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2018/05.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Informed Patient consent to permit the receipt, processing and release of data by the HSCIC

Categories: Identifiable

Datasets:

  • MRIS - Cause of Death Report
  • MRIS - Cohort Event Notification Report

Objectives:

Aim The study will recruit a cohort of 800 individuals aged 85 and follow the over time until the last member of the cohort dies. To gain detailed information on the full spectrum of health among a population of 85+ year olds, and examine how a wide range of biological, medical and social factors are linked with individual trajectories of health over follow-up. The biological, medical and social factors which make the greatest contribution, alone or in combination, to the maintenance of health and independent living will then be identified.