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Care.data Update

Care.data Update

Due to pre-election guidance that the CCG has had to adhere to, no communication with the public has taken place, and GPs have not been able to carry out any formal work on the Care.data programme.  However, work has continued within the national programme team and with the four pathfinder areas  (Blackburn with Darwen, Somerset, Hampshire, and Leeds) on the review of patient facing materials  - such as the Practice Toolkit.  CCGs have robust plans for their work programme and for communication with their communities.

Formal accountability for proceeding with the Programme sits with the SRO (Senior Responsible Officer), Tim Kelsey.  No data will be shared until Dame Fiona Caldicott advises she is satisfied with the programme’s proposals and safeguards.  Extraction is likely to take place between September and November depending on how fair processing testing communications was conducted.  GP systems are currently undertaking the work required for extraction to take place.

For further information regarding Blackburn and Darwen CCG’s involvement please contact: Jeanette Pearson on tel: 07810 413402 Care.data@lancashirecsu.nhs.uk

For media enquiries please contact:

  • David Rogers on tel: 07825 823315 david.rogers@lancashirecsu.nhs.uk
  • Helen Sanderson-Walker on tel: 07880 476109 helen.sanderson-walker@lancashirecsu.nhs.uk