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Medical Records: Data Protection

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he plans to give to patients on the (a) procedures relating to and (b) format of data relating to them in the limited data sets of the secondary users service; and if he will make a statement. (195842)

The NHS Care Record Guarantee identifies some of the uses to which limited, commissioning, data sets may be put. The formats of the data are accessible on the NHS Connecting for Health website at:

www.datadictionary.nhs.uk/web_site_content/navigation/commissioning_data_sets_menu.asp?shownav=l