Consultation outcome

New health data security standards and consent/opt-out model

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Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care

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Detail of outcome

‘Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care’ is the government’s response to:

  • the National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s ‘Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs’
  • the public consultation on that review
  • the Care Quality Commission’s Review ‘Safe Data, Safe Care’

It sets out that the government accepts the recommendations in both the National Data Guardian review and the Care Quality Commission review.

It also reflects on what we heard through consultation to set out immediate and longer-term action for implementation.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on the proposed data security standards and new consent and opt-outs model for data sharing in the NHS and social care.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the proposed data security standards and the consent/opt-outs model from health and care professionals and organisations and the public.

This follows the independent review of data security, consent and opt-outs by National Data Guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott. The review includes:

  • 10 new data security standards
  • a method of testing compliance with these standards
  • a new consent model for data sharing in health and social care

Documents

Published 6 July 2016
Last updated 12 July 2017 + full page history
  1. Added ‘Your Data: Better Security, Better Choice, Better Care’, which is the government’s response to the consultation on the National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s review of data security, consent and opt-outs; and to the Care Quality Commission’s review ‘Safe Data, Safe Care’.
  2. First published.