NHS: Databases

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 December 2023.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The supplier will continue to own the intellectual property right to its core Software as a Service (SaaS) and will grant NHS England and National Health Service organisations the right to use the software for the contract term. This will also include updates and amendments to the SaaS product or any additional third-party software that forms part of the contracted SaaS product.

Any products commissioned by NHS England or other NHS organisations delivered by the supplier outside of their standard SaaS product offering will be owned by NHS England. NHS England may grant the supplier the right to use the component for the contract term as necessary for service provision.

NHS England or the NHS organisation will retain all ownership and rights to all data contained within the platform and at no time do the rights to use this data transfer to the supplier. The supplier will have no rights to the data whether or not such data is personal data.

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