NHS Digital is the government organisation set up to collect and study information on health and social care. It carries out many audits to improve patient care. Data protection and your privacy are an important part of the audit.
The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit has been given permission to use and store patient information in order to carry out this audit in line with strict regulation under Acts of Parliament. The information that you provide will be handled in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Your anonymised (non-identifiable) information may be shared for research. For example:
Publishing papers in medical journals to provide information to medical staff on the best standards of care.
Providing information to guide public health policy, such as looking at the impact of early diagnosis.
For more information about how we protect your information, please refer to our Fair Processing Statement