Innovation Service

Purposes for processing and categories of personal data

The NHS Innovation Service acts as an ‘information gateway’ to support people developing new innovative products, services or initiatives in healthcare (‘innovators’), to understand processes such as the regulations and standards they will need to meet, the real-world evidence they will need to demonstrate, and NHS procurement and reimbursement processes. It will also be a single entry point for innovators to register for support and/or to apply for certain programmes. 

Organisations providing support to innovators are able to communicate directly both with the innovator and with each other to help the innovator compile a single record of their progress and evidence generated to date. 

The categories of personal data processed are:

Contact details
Job title

Categories of recipients

 Please check the NHS Innovation Services webpage for published partners and up to date categories of recipients.

Legal basis for processing

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