Health, Data and Public Trust

11:00-12:00 (1 hour)

A digitalised NHS could provide research and improve patient pathways through joined up care and integration.

The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group is delighted to collaborate with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics to host a roundtable on Health, Data and Public Trust. Chaired by Lord Holmes of Richmond the roundtable will be exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with data in health.

The government has outlined its ambition to increase digitisation and integration across the health and social care system. This has been reflected across its legislative programme from the production of the “Data Saves Lives” strategy to the commitments in the Health and Care Bill. Service users have the potential to receive increasingly personalised care with increased patient safety through reduced errors and more staff time spent with patients. However, there is a great public concern surrounding the use of patient data and shared patient records have not been sufficiently addressed, which could potentially lead to lack of trust for moving into a more digitalised NHS. Speakers will discuss the potential that effective data management presents for innovation, research, patient care and staff efficiency.

Speakers include:

  • Ming Tang, National Director for Data and Analytics, NHS England and Improvement
  • Dr. Ben Goldacre, The Goldacre review
  • Professor Emla Fitzsimons, CLOSER Director, UCL Social Research Institute
  • Dr Vegard Engen Deputy Head of Department, Bournemouth University
  • Wayne Miller, Director EMEA Healthcare Practice, Zebra technologies 
  • Craig Anderson, Head of External Reporting Service, NHSBSA

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