Health: Patient Records

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Independent Ulster Unionist

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the annual capital and revenue costs of establishing and maintaining an organisation to collect, manage and consider dispersal and strategic usage of patients’ personal and confidential medical records.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013. The HSCIC’s primary strategic function is to collect and disseminate data and information and manage certain core NHS infrastructure programmes on behalf of the Department.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre's budget for 2013-14 is Grant in Aid in respect of cash revenue expenditure of £162 million, Grant in Aid in respect of non-cash revenue expenditure of £11 million, and capital funding of £14.5 million.

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