Publications/Guidance

The one-way mirror: public attitudes to commercial access to health data. This report, carried out by Ipsos MORI, has revealed that just over 50 per cent of the public are in favour of patient records being used by commercial organisations as long as there is a clear public benefit and appropriate safeguards in place. It also emphasises how unaware many people are about how patient data is already used within the NHS, let alone by others such as academic researchers, charities and commercial organisations. 

A quick guide to sharing patient information for urgent and emergency care. This guide is designed to support frontline providers and commissioners collaborating in urgent and emergency care networks (UECNs) to confidently share information, and enable the delivery of ‘safer, faster and better’ urgent and emergency care and to deliver best practice.