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January 2021
 
There will be planned downtime of DARS online for server maintenance between 6PM and 10PM on Monday 18th January. 
 

December 2020

A change has been made to the Data Controller and Data Processor section of the application to remove unnecessary duplication in these sections.

When completing information about the Data Controllers a new question is now included which asks, ‘Will the Data Controller also be processing the data?’. If the answer is ‘Yes’: there is no need to add this organisation to the Data Processor section as well.

All Data Processors who are not listed as a Data Controller must still be included in the Data Processor section.

These changes mean that in the Data Sharing Agreement the presentation in Annex A of section 1B and 1C has altered.

Where a Data Controller is processing data the organisation and related details will continue to show in full in section 1B (Data Controllers), including whether the organisation is also permitted to process the data.

In section 1C, the organisation name will be listed as an organisation permitted to process the data, but the full details will no longer be included.

Any Data Sharing Agreements created or signed after 09/12/2020 will be presented with the new layout.

 

November 2020

Important updates to the HES products, affecting users of HES_ID, for further information please use the following linkhttps://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-tools-and-services/data-services/hospital-episode-statistics/hospital-episode-statistics-data-changes-in-2021

 

May 2020

Charges apply for data applications including COVID19-related data requests.

To support the response to the coronavirus outbreak, NHS Digital has been asked to establish a central collection of GP patient data for COVID-19 purposes for the duration of the coronavirus emergency period, under the COVID-19 Public Health Directions 2020 (COVID-19 Direction). More information about this requirement is contained in the Data Provision Notice (https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/corporate-information-and-documents/directions-and-data-provision-notices/data-provision-notices-dpns/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research) published on 14 May 2020. Access to GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19) can now be applied for.

Please be aware that this data set has a specific application process (https://digital.nhs.uk/services/data-access-request-service-dars/gpes-data-process-for-assessing-requests) and data is only available for planning and research for COVID-19 purposes. It is not available for any other purposes.  

The first step is to apply via the NHS X front door at covid-19datasharing@nhsx.nhs.uk attaching Form E to the email prior to completing your application on DARS online.

 

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