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National Data Guardian report sets her health data priorities for 2018

Posted on 08 February 2018. Source: Digital Health Legal

National Data Guardian report sets  her health data priorities for 2018

The National Data Guardian (‘NDG’) Dame Fiona Caldicott published on 12 December 2017 the  ‘National Data Guardian for Health and Care 2017 report: Impact and influence for patients and service users’ (the ‘Report’), which assesses the state of health data usage in the UK under the NDG’s three guiding principles: to encourage the sharing of information in the interests of providing direct care; there should be no surprises to citizens and they should have choice about the use of their data; and there must be dialogue with the public, helping to increase their knowledge and choices about how data is used to improve health and care. The Report aims to provide the public with a means to assess the impact of the work being carried out by the NDG and the progress being made towards the three guiding principles since 2014, whilst also setting out a list of eight priorities for 2018.

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