Medical Records: Databases

Health written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether commercial re-use licences for hospital episode statistics and other medical information gathered from NHS patients remain in operation.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have confirmed that some re-use agreements do remain in place, for specific organisations in relation to approved purposes. The purpose of each application is carefully considered by HSCIC before it is agreed, including its benefit to the health and care system.

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