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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.
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.