NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

Western General Hospital

Project 1 — DARS-NIC-147833-FGBLJ

Opt outs honoured: N

Sensitive: Sensitive, and Non Sensitive

When: 2016/04 (or before) — 2018/02.

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

Benefits:

Before closure all names and geographical identifiers of patients are made anonymous - only the trial identifier links the patient to the paper questionnaires. When the database is closed it is archived in a secure directory where only the statistician has access, burned on CDs - this is the data that is presented in the analysis. The CDs are labelled and stored in the fireproof safe.Access to this data is controlled by defining the roles of various users and their access levels.Data entry is done using a Visual FoxPro front-end with password access limited to only members of the trial support group.

Outputs:

The primary outcome in this study is death and dependency. Patients are followed up at six months, eighteen months and annually thereafter until the end of the study.

Processing:

Electronic data is stored using a secure, password protected SQL Server. Access to this data is controlled by defining the roles of various users and their access levels. This is backed up nightly and tapes are stored in a fireproof safe on-site. Off-site backup is done nightly by central university. Data entry is done using a Visual FoxPro front-end with password access limited to only members of the trial support group. Any data entered using a web browser is password protected, is collected using an encrypted web server and is stored in SQL Server.

Objectives:

The data supplied by the NHS IC to Institute of Cancer Research will be used only for the approved Medical Research Project identified above.