We are data agnostic, and we use the most appropriate data for our research from a variety of sources
including Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Data. We are a separate entity both legally and physically
and we have a secure dedicated data centre in Cheshire, England.
Information Governance (IG) is critically important to us, and we hold the following accreditations:
ISO DSP Cyber Security
With specific reference to HES data we hold this data under licence from NHS Digital and specific
requirements apply to it. It may only be used for epidemiological research, pathway analysis,
burden of disease analysis, health economic research, predictive analytical modelling,
NICE submissions and quality and outcome analysis. All outputs are aggregated with small numbers
suppressed in line with the HES analysis guide. Harvey Walsh is the sole Data Controller for the
HES data from NHS Digital and therefore no organisation under the OPEN Health Group holds any
influence over the data, nor are they data processors on behalf of Harvey Walsh.