Medical Records: Data Protection

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the legal framework governing the ownership of personal health data.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to the safe, secure and lawful sharing of health data for individual care, to support research to improve treatments and diagnosis and to improve planning and commissioning of health and care across the National Health Service. We are aware of current concerns regarding the complexity of the overlapping laws, codes and guidance relating to data that can be confusing and difficult to navigate and NHSX is committed to working with other organisations to simplify this.

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