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House of Lords to debate use of healthcare data to help older patients

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A House of Lords committee is to inquire into the proposed use of healthcare data for the purpose of assisting older patients.

On Tuesday February 25, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will question NHS officials about the use of healthcare data to plan healthcare services for the elderly.

The data will be used for a number of purposes, including diagnosing illnesses, providing tailored care, and conducting medical research.

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One of the main topics of discussion will centre around the ethics of using patient data, and how the NHS can safeguard patients whose data has been used.

Witnesses will include: Dame Fiona Caldicott, national data guardian; Matthew Gould, CEO, NHSX; Chris Roebuck, chief statistician, NHS Digital; and Dr Jem Rashbass, executive director of master registries and data, NHS Digital.

A second session will see the committee hear from: Charles Lowe, CEO, Digital Health and Care Alliance; Professor Julian Peto, professor of epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Dr Paola Zaninotto, associate professor in medical statistics, UCL; and Dr Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute.

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