Anyone wishing to make use of our tools must register as a member of the PRIMIS Hub. As part of the registration process, individuals provide their name, email address, contact telephone number and are asked to select a security question to which they must provide an answer. Members who use CHART must provide details of their practice national ID and GP IT system during the software configuration. Those members who request access to the GRASP suite of tools will be asked for details of their employer type (CCG, GP practice etc), role and practice national ID (where appropriate).
Use of the data that you provide us with is governed by our Privacy Notice [see right].
The lawful basis for PRIMIS to process your personal data is related to GDPR article 6 (b) i.e. it is necessary for the performance of the membership contract between us.
Practices submit their practice data to PRIMIS for use with CHART Online, our online comparative analysis service.
For the majority of our audit tools, practices submit aggregate practice data. However, in some situations one-line-per-patient de-identified data may be required to allow greater depth of analysis (e.g. by researchers or a Health Service body). In such instances practices are asked to complete a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) before they are able to upload data, outlining the purpose of the data collection activity and permissions to view the data.
PRIMIS is not involved in the collection of patient identifiable data for standard quality improvement activities. Occasionally PRIMIS might facilitate the collection of patient identifiable data to support primary care research.
PRIMIS does not share data with the pharmaceutical industry for standard quality improvement activities. With prior agreement and only when specified within a joint working agreement, there may be pre-determined circumstances where aggregated, summative data only may be submitted. The purpose is to assess the success of the joint working initiative. Please note that this would never involve the reporting of patient or practice level data and would always be supported by a Data Sharing Agreement with the Data Controller (individual GP practices).
Use of the practice data that you provide us with is governed by our Information Governance (IG) Policy [see right].
To benchmark your practice data against other practices in your locality or against national averages, send your data to CHART Online.
CHART Online is a secure, central database storage facility located on a University of Nottingham server. The results are displayed via a web browser.
Data can be sent to CHART Online by selecting the 'Send to CHART Online' link on the summary sheet view in CHART or practice upload tool.
To access the online comparative views in CHART Online, you must:
be a member of the PRIMIS Hub
be employed by a practice that has submitted data to CHART Online (automatically approved)
have permission to view comparative data in CHART Online (need to seek approval from the relevant body)
PRIMIS provides data reporting and collection services to CCGs in support of local initiatives and incentive schemes. This involves the secure transmission of practice and patient-level data (de-identified and names named patient data) from CHART to servers located at the CCG or CSU.
To monitor all data extraction projects* that PRIMIS undertakes to ensure that PRIMIS has identified and correctly addressed any information governance concerns or issues.
*This might involve:
the production and distribution of data extraction specifications, queries and reports
the design and distribution of data entry tools
the design and distribution of data presentation interfaces
data sharing with the commissioner of the project, stakeholders and members of the PRIMIS Hub membership service
PRIMIS Privacy Notice
PRIMIS Information Governance Policy version 5.0
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