Midwives – Local Supervisory Authority

Purposes for processing and categories of personal data

NHS England holds archive records relating to Local Supervising Authorities. Those records concern the eligibility to practise of midwives and information captured to support the safety and quality of maternity care. The information was largely held in a database that has been migrated to NHS England’s system and there are also some holdings in hard copy.

The personal data we process include:

  • name and contact details
  • professional registration number
  • a personal development plan and an annual appraisal
  • action plans
  • any personal data in records relating to serious incidents or Fitness to Practise investigations and outcomes

Sources of the data

  • Midwives
  • Providers of health care

Categories of recipients

  • The Nursing team in NHS England
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Providers of health care

Legal basis for processing

For the GDPR purposes NHS England’s lawful basis for processing is Article 6(1)(e) ‘…exercise of official authority…’. For the processing of special categories data the basis is 9(2)(h) ‘…health or social care…’.