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Public Benefit and Privacy Panel: 2021 letter of approval

Published: 20 Oct 2021

Letter of approval from the Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health and Social Care.

Published:
20 Oct 2021
Public Benefit and Privacy Panel: 2021 letter of approval

Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health and Social Care

phs.pbpp@phs.scot

www.informationgovernance.scot.nhs.uk

Mr Euan Smith,

Lead analyst for the Care Experience Survey Programme Scottish Government BR,

St Andrews House

Regent Road Edinburgh

EH1 3DG

Date: 23 September 2021

NHSCR Ref: HACE17

Our Ref: 1617-0321

Dear Mr Smith,

RE: Application 1617-0321: Scottish Health and Care Experience Survey Version:8.2

Further to your approval issued by the Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health and Social Care (HSC-PBPP) on 18 July 2017, I am writing to confirm that we accept the amendment(s) to the proposal received by the HSC-PBPP on 23 June 2021.

The approved amendments are: 

  • researchers added and removed 
  • change of Clinical Sponsor/Lead
  • change of survey contractor
  • updates to references, timetables and study

Please note that any conditions attached to your original approval remain in place and you should continue to comply with those conditions outlined in the approval letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant and their organisation to ensure that their study complies with current legislation at all times during the study.

This approval is given to process data, as specified in the approved application form, until 31 July 2022 and is limited to this.

Requests for access to NHS Scotland data as part of this approved application should be supported by providing a copy of your approval letter and approved application to the relevant local board contacts/data providers.

I would take this opportunity to remind you of the declaration you have made in your application committing you to undertakings in respect of information governance, confidentiality and data protection.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Dalgleish

Depute Panel Manager

NHS Scotland

Public Benefit and Privacy Panel for Health and Social Care

Email: phs.pbpp@phs.scot