Consultation outcome

The role of the National Data Guardian for health and social care

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Detail of outcome

This is a summary of consultation responses and government conclusions about the role and function of the National Data Guardian.

It sets out the main decisions about how the role will be the independent and authoritative voice of patients and service users in relation to how their health and care data is held and used.

The response also confirms the government’s commitment to make the role a statutory one as soon as possible.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on the roles and functions of the National Data Guardian for health and social care.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the responsibilities of the statutory National Data Guardian for health and social care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for health and social care on a statutory footing.

The National Data Guardian for health and social care will help to ensure that personal confidential data is held and used to support better outcomes from health and care services, at the same time providing confidence that there are thorough safeguards in place to protect personal confidential data.

Documents

Published 17 September 2015
Last updated 6 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. The response, 'Roles and functions of the National Data Guardian for Health and Care', has been published
  2. First published.