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Your data: better security, better choice, better care

This report outlines the government's response to the Caldicott review and the Care Quality Commission's review on data protection in the NHS.

The response accepts the recommendations in both reviews and makes commitments to the safeguarding of information with the creation of the National data guardian's position as a statutory position and the introduction of stronger sanctions to protect anonymised data. The response also outlines plans to strengthen cybersecurity with NHS Digital increasing the level of support provided to local organisations and a change in the NHS contract so that organisations are formally required to adopt data security standards.