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Progress on protections for patient data

Details of progress to ensure patient data is used safely and securely for the benefit of health and social care.

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This is a report on progress to ensure patient data is always used safely and securely for the benefit of health and social care, while protecting patient privacy.

Our non-executive board member Sir Nick Partridge led a review in June this year into how data was released by our predecessor, the NHS Information Centre. Nine key recommendations were made by Sir Nick to the Health and Social Care Information Centre to guarantee greater openness and public confidence, stricter controls over data use and better clarity for data users. This report provides an update on the actions taken to implement the recommendation.