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Reasonable expectations: supporting health and care professionals

The National Data Guardian and her panel planning an event for October 10 to consult with health and care professionals about data sharing to support care.

The National Data Guardian and her panel of advisors have been undertaking work to examine the circumstances under which health and care data may be legitimately shared, and the role that patients’ reasonable expectations play in shaping these circumstances.

Panel members have written about the first stages of this work last year and a seminar held earlier this year to examine proposals for alternative suitable legal justifications for information sharing to support care.

On October 10 the Office of the National Data Guardian will be holding an event to examine these proposals with health and care professionals and we are particularly keen to engage with frontline practitioners.

There are a small number of places available at this event, which takes place from 10.30am to 3pm at a central London location to be confirmed.

If you are interested in attending, please email for more details.

Published 11 September 2017