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Important information on data sharing opt out

The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 Following today’s media coverage on the care.data programme NHS England would like to clarify the following points in relation to patient care. Under the care.data programme no patient data has been collected so far from GPs The Pathfinder stage will test the care.data programme in four different English regions The […]

NHS England response to Sky News NHS security story

The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 The suggestion by Sky News that it would be ‘easy’ to uniquely identify any one person through the data collected for care.data is incorrect. Patient data security is a top priority for the NHS and is taken extremely seriously. The likelihood of being able to identify an individual is negligible: GP records, […]

Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

Increased understanding of emergency care will improve patient outcomes and experience Over the last few years it has become clear that we need to better understand how and why people attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments. The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) has been designed to do just that. This new data set will be […]

NHS England acts in response to concerns about information sharing – statement from Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information

The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 In recent weeks, we have heard from patients, many GPs, their professional organisations and, groups like Healthwatch. They have told us very clearly that patients need more time to learn about information sharing, the benefits and their right to object. They have also told us that they understand why sharing […]