A pilot, led by NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), is looking into the alignment of NHS and private care data.
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The consultation sets out a series of changes to how data is recorded and managed across private and NHS care, based on recommendations from the inquiry.
The Ian Paterson inquiry accused the NHS and private healthcare sector of “wilful blindness” and concluded more responsibility for safety was needed.
Validated information regarding the performance of individual consultants is now available to patients considering private healthcare.
Part of the initiative aims to address individuals who may have received private care and may have information missing from their health record.
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Private clinicians have been asked to begin approving performance data for publication under efforts to help patients make more informed decisions about their treatment.
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Private practitioners have been urged to update their clinical data as the Private Healthcare Information Network prepares to publish performance statistic for patients for the first time.