The roles and functions of the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care

Closed 17 Dec 2015

Opened 17 Sep 2015

Overview

This consultation seeks views on the roles and functions of the statutory National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care on a statutory footing.

The remit of the National Data Guardian concerns health and care data generated within the health and care system in England. The role was established in November 2014 to act as the independent patient and service user voice on how health and care data is used. The National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care will help to ensure that personal confidential data is held and used to support better outcomes from health and care services, at the same time providing confidence that there are thorough safeguards in place to protect personal confidential data.

Audiences

  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Chiropodists/ podiatrists
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthetists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Care-Givers
  • Ophthalmic Practitioners
  • Responsible Officers
  • Foundation Trusts
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS quality improvement leads
  • NHS patient experience leads
  • NHS patient safety leads
  • clinical staff
  • patient groups and patient advocates
  • Regulatory body
  • Academic/ Professional institution
  • Royal Colleges
  • Local authority
  • Social care provider
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • individuals and families with experience of clinical investigations
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals

Interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Health improvement
  • Public Health England
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Patient safety
  • Patient care
  • Clinical investigations
  • Quality improvement
  • Adult social care
  • Carers
  • Dementia
  • Personal health budgets
  • IT
  • Informatics
  • Innovation
  • Commissioning
  • NHS Commissioning Board