Clinical Networks and Senate

Purposes for processing and categories of personal data

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN) bring together those who use, provide and commission the service to make improvements in outcomes for complex patient pathways using an integrated, whole system approach. SCN serve in key areas of major health and wellbeing challenge, currently:

  • cardiovascular (including cardiac, stroke, renal and diabetes)
  • maternity, children and young people
  • mental health, dementia and neurological conditions
  • cancer

Clinical Senates have been established to be a source of independent, strategic advice and guidance to commissioners and other stakeholders to assist them to make the best decisions about healthcare for the populations they represent.

The personal data we process include:

  • name and contact details of patients, healthcare colleagues and other stakeholders
  • personal data contained in expressions of interest for positions within the Networks and Senate, CVs, information arising from the interview process, and pen-picture biographies
  • personal data relating to claims for expenses.

Sources of the data

  • Patients, healthcare colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Healthcare providers

Categories of recipients

The data are used by the Clinical Networks and Senate Teams in NHS England.

Legal basis for processing

For the GDPR purposes NHS England’s lawful basis for processing is Article 6(1)(e) ‘…exercise of official authority…’.