Last week Dame Fiona Caldicott published her report on information governance in health and social care (Caldicott2). Dame Fiona is characteristically down-to-earth in this Guardian interview about the need to get people used to the idea of sharing data if they are to see further benefits from medical research. You can read the full report here and, … Continue reading The UK has a lorra lorra data and this is how it’s handling it in medical research
The NHS would appear to be suffering an in-flight emergency. It is locked on auto-pilot. The cabin crew are unsure what to do. A few are close to panic. The nature of the problem is unclear. The causes indeterminate. No one was trained for this. Cabin crew announcements become more insistent and louder by the … Continue reading Our NHS: If there is a patient on board could they please make themselves known to the cabin crew
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 interview … Continue reading How a Dame and the Great British Public might bring an end to the patient data pantomime…
Today's report by the General Medical Council about prescribing errors makes salutary reading. If I have one criticism about it, it is that, as far as I can see, the research they commissioned focused on the views of GPs and their immediate colleagues, less so if at all on the patient perspective. Are we hearing only … Continue reading All this talk of prescribing errors reminds me…..