From A to B on using medical records to help people get better

If the day has a ‘y’ in it then I guarantee that policy-makers and experts somewhere across Whitehall and Westminster are meeting to plot a way through the stalemate otherwise known as the ‘use of health data.’  That is: how we are going to use my and everyone else’s medical records to make people better now and in… Read More From A to B on using medical records to help people get better

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

‘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… Read More ‘Caldicott 2’ Evidence gathering session on research – ‘patients and the public’ questions

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