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Caldicott: The case for data sharing ‘still needs to be made to the public’

NHS data security should be reviewed and strengthened by organisation leaders to a level similar to those assuring financial integrity and accountability, and much more must be done to improve public trust with regards to data sharing, Dame Fiona Caldicott has said.

In her third review into Data Security, the National Data Guardian (NDG) has recommended 10 new data security standards for health and social care organisations, as well as a new consent/opt-out model for patient data.

Dame Fiona said that one of the reasons she decided to undertake the review was that there has been little positive change in the use of data across health and social care since her 2013 Review “and this has been frustrating to see”.

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