The Health Select Committee has published a report on data sharing which “raises serious concerns about NHS Digital’s ability to protect patient data” under the headline “NHS Digital failing to uphold patient interest”. The Home Office is “treating GP patient data like the Yellow Pages” according to the RCGP.
The NHS has been trying to rebuild trustworthiness around data since the last big NHS data project collapsed in 2014. This report shows that all promises can be undermined by the narrow minded view of one office in Whitehall
The Health Select Committee is clear that NHS Digital has again failed in its statutory duties, and has put patients at risk by the processes it has adopted and refuses to change.
HSCIC rebranded into NHS Digital in an attempt to avoid the history of past failures, but this report shows actions are unchanged…
We submitted written evidence to the inquiry.