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The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 GP-led clinical commissioning groups in four areas of the country are to help develop the care.data programme as it moves into a ‘pathfinder stage’. The programme will be rolled out in participating GP surgeries in the CCG areas of Leeds North, West and South and East, Somerset, West Hampshire and […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 Since the publication of this blog Tim Kelsey has left NHS England. Tim Kelsey, NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information, explains the important next steps in the programme: I thought it would be helpful to update you on the latest developments around the care.data programme. In February, […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today set out the next steps to raise public awareness about care.data – a programme that will use information to improve the safety and care of patients. NHS England, together with the Health and Social Care Information Centre, […]
Since the publication of this blog Tim Kelsey has left NHS England. In April, England became the first country in world to offer citizens the ability to access their GP records online and other digital services in primary care. In the first quarter of this year, more than 3.7m repeat prescriptions were ordered online. More […]
Statement from NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre in response to the Daily Telegraph article, ‘Tesco can see your medical records’ (10 August, 2015)
We would like to make clear that the article published by the Daily Telegraph, ‘Tesco can see your medical records’ contains a number of inaccuracies. The Summary Care Record (SCR) is used by healthcare professionals, on explicit consent of the patient, to support direct patient care. While a regulated healthcare professional may have secure, controlled […]
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 […]
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, […]
Since the publication of this blog John Holden has left NHS England. Your feedback From time to time we are challenged as to whether the review has a pre-determined outcome. Some think we have already decided that one or more units have to close, and that we know which ones. Others think that we have […]
Thinking like a patient, acting like a taxpayer – from NHS challenges to new solutions? We meet here in Liverpool at a defining moment in the history of our National Health Service. A time when the standards of care for the vast majority of our patients in the vast majority of our communities continues to […]
Since the publication of this blog John Holden has left NHS England. Your feedback Thank you for your continuing support and feedback. We are very conscious that the success of this review relies on active engagement from all its stakeholders, some of whom – I know – feel that it wasn’t needed in the first […]