Helm is a project developed in Leeds to enable citizens to have access to their own health and wellbeing information. By giving people more information about their own health and wellbeing and interactions with services, including the ability to contribute their own information, Helm will help people have greater control of their own decisions.
The legal framework governing the use of personal confidential data in healthcare is governed by the NHS Act 2006, the Health and Social Care Act 2012, data protection legislation and the Human Rights Act 1998.
People taking part in the evaluation of Helm will contribute information in the form of “top three things to know about me”. This will be shared with health and social care professionals who will use this to inform their own decision making as well as help Helm users make more informed health and wellbeing decisions.
All information will be processed in accordance with the principles of Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.
We collect and store your data in the first instance with explicit consent (GDPR article 9.2.a). Any onward sharing of your Helm data with healthcare professionals for the purpose of your care is shared using the legal basis for GDPR article 9.2.h “The provision of health or social care or treatment or the management of health or social care systems and services.”