Patient confidentiality in NHS population screening programmes

How NHS screening programmes use patient data in a safe and secure way.



This publication sets out how the NHS population screening programmes collect and process data safely and within the law.

Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 7 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Added information about patient confidentiality processes in cancer screening.
  3. First published.