How a Dame and the Great British Public might bring an end to the patient data pantomime…

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has an ‘exclusive’ interview today with Dame Fiona Caldicott.  Dame Fiona has been chairing a review – of information governance in health and social care – ‘Caldicott2.’  Its report and recommendations are due out in just a few short weeks. You have to subscribe to HSJ to read the full […]

‘Caldicott 2′ Evidence gathering session on research – ‘patients and the public’ questions

‘Caldicott 2′ is the health and social care information governance review being conducted by Dame Fiona Caldicott with a due date for completion this autumn.  The title of the review is ‘Information: to share or not to share?’ I passed by the official website today and noticed that it now has a huge amount of information […]

NHS Future Forum talks sense on patients and medical records: i.e. we need a plan!

Much will be written about the NHS Future Forum’s report out today.  And a lot of it will be preoccupied with its recommendation that health professionals should proactively give patients all-round health advice. Personally, I think it a good idea although you’d have thought the Forum has advocated ‘in your face healthcare’ judging by some of […]