Policy paper

National Data Guardian 2017 report

The National Data Guardian (NDG) has published a report looking back over the 3 years since the creation of the role and describing future priorities.


National Data Guardian for Health and Care 2017 report: impact and influence for patients and service users

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The report looks back over the first term of office of Dame Fiona Caldicott as National Data Guardian and describes future priorities.

It sets out a clear case for the independent advice and challenge the role provides to ensure that confidential data collected by the NHS and social care services is properly safeguarded and used appropriately to improve care.

Published 12 December 2017