Public consultation – National Data Guardian review on how health care information should be used

In July 2016 a review was published, which makes recommendations on how health and care information should be used - The Department of Health is now seeking views from patients and the public. A public consultation was launched in July to do this.

The Department of Health is keen to hear a wide range of views in addition to the online consultation and is holding discussion events for members of the public at venues across the country to enable this. Supported by NHS England, these government led events will feature speakers such as Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian, clinicians and patients; followed by group discussions.

The purpose of the event is to ensure the public has an opportunity to discuss how their information is used and to seek views on the recommendations made in the review. Feedback from each session will be used to inform plans for how health and care information is used in the future.

If you would like to have your say, please register online.

The Southampton public engagement event will take place on Monday, 3 October 2016 from 5 to 8pm - at The Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG. (The venue is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. Tea and coffee will be available).

If you have any questions please email newoptoutenquiries@nhs.net.

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2016