Phil Bradley-Schmieg writes:
The UK Government has opened a consultation, running until September 7, 2016, regarding how UK National Health Service (NHS) patient data should be safeguarded, and how it could be used for purposes other than direct care (e.g. scientific research).
The consultation comes after two parallel-track reviews of information governance and data security arrangements in the NHS found a number of shortcomings, described below. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the National Data Guardian(NDG, led by Dame Fiona Caldicott) made a range of recommendations, including new security standards, stronger inspection and enforcement around security lapses and re-identification of anonymized patient data, and an eight-point process around assuming and respecting patient consent decisions.
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