Joint controllers

NHS England and each NHS Trust or Integrated Care Board are also joint Controllers in relation to the design, governance, and service management of the local Instances of FDP.

This is because together NHS England and each User Organisation has decided to use FDP and the functionality it has been designed to provide. They have also agreed to work together to put in place governance arrangements for how FDP is used by each User Organisation.

NHS England and other User Organisations have also agreed that because NHS England has entered into the contracts with the contractors who have designed and operate the FDP, that NHS England will be responsible for managing those contracts.