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08.06.2021

NHS Digital to collect patient data and medical records in England from 1st September

From 1st September 2021, NHS Digital will begin collecting patient data and medical records from GP Practices in England. To find information on what data will be collected and what it will be used for, please visit NHS Digital website.

The plans for the data sharing have been reported in the news in recent days including the BBC and iNews. You can read their articles below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57341897

https://inews.co.uk/news/nhs-digital-defends-new-data-system-that-campaigners-claim-could-mean-patient-data-passed-us-tech-giants-1023837

Councillor Stephen Cowan, the leader for the Hammersmith and Fulham Council, has also written a message to local residents regarding the data sharing plans in the Council’s weekly e-newsletter which you can read on their website.

Originally planned to begin on 1st July, the start of the data collection has now been deferred until 1st September.

If you need any further information or signposting, please do not hesitate to contact info@healthwatchhf.co.uk.

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