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Protecting personal health and care data


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Protecting personal health and care data

The government wants to hear your views on proposals to strengthen controls and safeguards on the use of an individual’s health and care data. People should be confident that their personal data is not open to misuse.

The government proposes allowing access under strong controls to information from peoples’ personal care records which could be used to identify an individual. These access procedures known as safe havens will need to be accredited by the secretary of state for health.