Data processing

Adult weight management only – data

The below section is in relation to Fitter Futures Warwickshire – adult weight management service only.

Purpose and legal basis for processing

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) collect information about you (your personal data) to deliver the Fitter Futures Warwickshire adult weight anagement service. This includes information about your reason for referral, diagnoses, activities (for example, taking a blood pressure test) and background.

NHS Digital require the Adult Weight Management information in order to assess the effectiveness of our care so that we can provide you with the best possible care and ensure that we can continually improve our services. All Local Authorities are requested to provide weight management data to NHS Digital.

What we do with it

The data is securely sent to NHS Digital, which is the central organisation that receives the same data from all publicly funded community services across England. NHS Digital removes all identifying details and combines the data we send with the data sent by other care providers, forming the Community Services Data Set (CSDS).

NHS Digital - Community Services Data Set

The CSDS data set is used to produce anonymised/pseudonymised reports that only show summary numbers of, for instance, patients referred to different types of services. It is impossible to identify any individual patient in the reports, but the reports do help us to improve the care we provide to you and other patients. 

The benefits of the CSDS to you as a patient include: 

  • making sure community services are available to all patients in all areas by measuring the care that is being delivered
  • better care, through monitoring progress to allow future services to be planned
  • informing patients about the care offered at different hospitals
  • more personalised and better organised care for patients through understanding what care is needed nationally, for example understanding how many patients who are discharged from hospitals then need looking after at home

Find more information about how NHS Digital uses your personal data including their lawful basis for processing, how long they hold it for and your rights.

NHS Digital - Transparency notice: how we use your data

Manage your choice about how your confidential patient information is used beyond your own individual care, this includes the option to opt out if you do not want your data to be used for research purposes. 

NHS - Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

Alternatively, you can call 0300 303 5678.