NHS App: Medical Records - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:17 am on 19 December 2023.

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Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 11:17, 19 December 2023

The fundamental principle underlying all this is that none of the data leaves the control. The data controllers today—be it GPs, the NHS or the hospital—stay as they are, and any use of that data has to be approved outside of that. The noble Baroness is absolutely correct. We want to make sure that it is not used for any purposes that are not going to improve health outcomes, such as the ones we have talked about.