Public Perceptions of NHS Data Use: Case Study

Project Goals

The subject of personal data and how external parties use it, is a topic that is continuing to garner much discussion within the public sphere. Public concern over data sharing came to the fore in 2016, when the UK government attempted to launch, a system to extract and link large amounts of data collected as part of NHS care. Following concerns over the opt-out system in place and over patient confidentiality, the scheme was first suspended, then closed.

With this in mind, it is no surprise that the planned launch of the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme has been deferred due to public concern.