Dame Caldicott was appointed national data guardian for health in 2014 to ensure the public can trust their health data is used appropriately.
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A high-level task force at NHS England is working on solutions to information governance issues that are stopping commissioners from accessing patient confidential data.
Dame Fiona Caldicott’s second review of information governance in the NHS has published its report, seeking to balance the need to share information across health and social care with a patient’s right to say what should be done with their data.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he will honour patient opt-outs if they do not want their personal, confidential informaton to be shared.
The term ‘information governance’ could be changed to ‘clinical governance’ as part of encouraging a cultural shift in the NHS towards more information sharing, Dame Fiona Caldicott has said.
The chair of the influential Caldicott committee is leading a review of information governance. She talks to Lyn Whitfield about Caldicott 2.
Junior staff members who are unsure of the “rights and wrongs” of information governance are preventing data sharing that could benefit patients, Dame Fiona Caldicott has said.