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Radiotherapy Dataset

Use of personal information


What is it?

The radiotherapy dataset (RTDS) is information about radiotherapy treatment. It includes information about the treatment you have received, including your personal information, information about the disease being treated and details about your radiotherapy. It is recorded by the radiotherapy centre where you are treated as part of your medical records, and is sent at the end of the month to The National Clinical Analysis and Specialised Applications Team (NATCANSAT).

Included in the RTDS is your NHS Number, your Date of Birth, and Postcode. You are not asked for your permission to give this information to NATCANSAT, as they have exemption under section 251 of the NHS Act 2006.

What is it for?

Who gets to see it?

Where can I get more information?

What if I don’t want to participate?