We are part of the OPEN Health group of companies. Please see our Statutory Details for details of our group of companies. This is what we mean by the term an “OPEN Health Company” in this policy. References to the “Site” in this policy mean the website that has directed you to this policy. References to “We” in these terms mean the OPEN Health Company named in the Site that has directed you to this policy.

By using the Site, you agree to follow and be bound by the following cookie policy concerning your use of the Site (“Cookie Policy”). We may revise this policy at any time without notice to you.

In some places on our site, OPEN Health uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or other access device, which we use for the following purposes:

  • Making your experience more efficient, faster and easier: by remembering your preferences, like preferred language, display and other settings, maintaining your session, and for authentication purposes. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience. These cookies are also referred to as Session-Id cookies, authentication cookies, and User Interface customization cookies
  • Gain useful knowledge about how the Site is used: by collecting information about the number of visitors and other uses. This helps us improve our Sites. These cookies are also referred to as analytics cookies. For this purpose, we use Google analytics which means that Google will also have access to this information (including your IP address). Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that helps website owners to understand how their visitors engage with their website. It collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. For more information on Google analytics, please click on the following link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

Your web browser can be set to manage cookies and even to reject them. However, do bear in mind that if you set your browser to automatically reject cookies, your user experience when visiting our Sites will not be the same: your preferences may not be remembered, some functionality may be lost and you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Sites.

For more information about cookies, types of cookies and how to manage cookies, including how to block them and delete them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org

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Harvey Walsh receives health data under licence from NHS Digital. NHS Digital has a record of all hospital admissions and outcomes, the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) dataset. This data is provided to us every month. The data we use is pseudonymised and non-identifiable, meaning that individuals cannot be identified from the data. These data are processed solely for the purposes of understanding and improving outcomes for patients, and the provision of healthcare, on behalf of the NHS and the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. We never give direct access to unprocessed HES data; rather we aggregate data at an organisational level, and then provide insights and build analytical tools. The data is held securely at a location that conforms to both ISO27001 and NHS Information Governance Toolkit standards, and is destroyed appropriately when required.