The Health Foundation responded to the National Data Guardian's (NDG) consultation on its new work priorities. 

We outlined the principles of safeguarding patient data are well-established and that the DG will continue to play an important role to ensure these principles are applied. As potential innovative uses of data continue to emerge, we believe that the NDG can play an equally important role by providing a framework to ensure that patients’ data can be shared where there is a potential benefit in doing so, while respecting the wishes of patients. We highlight the Seventh Caldicott Principle that can sometimes be overlooked. The NDG can emphasise this principle to ensure patients benefit from the adoption of new technologies and innovations using their data.

You might also like...

Newsletter feature

Five key insights on COVID-19 and adult social care

Here we highlight five key insights from two new briefings on COVID-19 and social care.


Adult social care and COVID-19: Assessing the impact on social care users and staff in England so far

Our analysis on the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on social care in England during the first phase...


Digital and data-driven innovation: supporting it to thrive

Arne Wolters explores how digital and data-driven innovation can be used in ways that maximise the...

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101 copy

Get social

We’ve relaunched our Policy Navigator, which charts the major policies and developments in health and social care f…

Follow us on Twitter
Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101

Work with us

We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.

View current vacancies
Artboard 101 copy 2

The Q community

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

Find out more