Care and treatment reviews

Purposes for processing and categories of personal data

Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are part of NHS England’s commitment to transforming services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. They are used by commissioners for people living in the community and in learning disability and mental health hospitals. They are helping to reduce the number of people going into these hospitals.

CTRs also help to improve the quality of care people receive in hospital by asking key questions and making recommendations that lead to improvements in safety, care and treatment. They reduce the amount of time people spend in hospital and bring people together to help to sort out any problems which can keep people in hospital longer than necessary. They do this by helping to improve current and future care planning, including plans for leaving hospital. Further information can be found here.

NHS England processes personal data to organise CTRs. The personal data NHS England processes include:

  • Name and home address
  • NHS number
  • date of current admission and estimated date of discharge
  • your consent to the Care and Treatment Review
  • date(s) and venue(s) of panel meeting(s)

NHS England processes the above categories of personal data for the following purposes:

  • Management and organisation of the CTRs
  • For repatriation purposes of patients

Sources of the data

  • Patients
  • Providers of health care

Categories of recipients

Providers of health care (including the CTR panel members consisting of experts by experience)

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 Article 9(2)(h) ‘…health or social care…’.