Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust: Deepmind

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th December 2016.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions (a) Ministers And (b) officials of his Department have had with the Royal Free Hospital on its new Streams app.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

No conversations have taken place between the Department and the Royal Free Hospital on its new Streams app.

Digital transformation is crucial if we are to get the best results for patients. Arrangements some local National Health Service organisations enter into with third parties to manage data on their behalf; whether for research or any other purposes, must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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