How is HANA data processed?

The hospital trust providing your care will send your information to Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd electronically using secure data transfer methods.

Dendrite will act as guardians for your data and will store it securely. They may link HANA data to other NHS databases held by HSCIC and Public Health England. These databases hold patient information relating to hospital stays, radiotherapy given, chemotherapy given and cancer survival. Your name, date of birth and NHS number will be used to link HANA to the NHS databases. The linked information will help us to check whether HANA data is accurate. Data linkage will also provide information that will help us to improve our understanding about treatment choices and how best they can be combined to benefit patient care and survival.

When personal identifiers are no longer needed for patient tracking they will be permanently removed from a record.