Closed consultation

Protecting personal health and care data

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Seeks views on proposals to introduce tighter controls and safeguards on the use of personal health and care data.

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Consultation description

The government wants to hear your views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. People should be confident that their personal data is not open to misuse.

We propose allowing a number of local organisations, to create secure safe havens, that will have access under strong controls to information from peoples’ personal care records which could be used to identify an individual. These safe havens will need to be accredited by the Secretary of State for Health.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre continues to be responsible for holding identifiable data at the national level.

This work is separate from but complementary to the work on that NHS England is leading.


Published 26 June 2014