No date for report response

The programme director for says she is happy with its “very productive” pathfinder phase, despite no date being set
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Shed light on big data – ethics report

Greater transparency about big data projects in healthcare is crucial if they are to succeed without losing public trust, a
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Single opt-out “needed” for patient data

Health authorities should implement a single Spine-based opt-out for identifiable patient data, covering all care settings, to respect patients' rights,
Read More in “last chance saloon”

NHS England has been warned its controversial programme is at its “last chance saloon”, as it pushes ahead with
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What you said in 2014

The stories that had EHI readers commenting in 2014 dealt with some real blasts from the past; the NHS Number,
Read More review raises questions

An independent review on the first stage of NHS England’s controversial programme says a wide range of “unresolved” questions
Read More review due in early 2015

An independent review on the first stage of the controversial programme will be released in early 2015, as a
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Power to the people on: the great confidentiality face-off

Confidentiality can’t just be toggled on and off, because it goes to the heart of the doctor/patient relationship. Paul Hodgkin
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Caldicott becomes data guardian

Dame Fiona Caldicott has been appointed national data guardian for health and care; a new role announced in the National
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Four pathfinders chosen

Clinical commissioning groups in Leeds, Blackburn, Somerset and West Hampshire have been selected as pathfinders for the programme.
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