Data policy unit

The data policy unit works with commissioners and other stakeholders (such as clinicians, researchers, and patient groups) to determine their requirements in relation to information standards and collections, transparency, open data and information governance.

“The unit also keeps a watch on peer-reviewed literature and draws on international best practice in relation to data use,” says Emma Doyle, Head of Data Policy. “Using these inputs and those of stakeholders to formulate data policy, we then hand over specific requirements to the data projects unit.”

Current data policy work includes: