Review to probe sale of NHS medical data

Laura Donnelly writes in the Daily Telegraph:

On Thursday the board of HSCIC announced that it will conduct an immediate audit of all data ever disclosed by the central NHS authorities. In April it will disclose details of the data released by HSCIC. Details of data released by its predecessor organisation are expected to be published the following month.

The report will set out what was released and why, and in future, records of such decisions will be released quarterly.

Officials said they were taking the steps in order to “improve the transparency of its decision-making and build public trust in its actions.”

They said the measures were being introduced following the concerns raised by MPs last week

The audit will be led by Sir Nick Partridge, a Non-Executive Director on the HSCIC Board and former Chief Executive of the Terence Higgins Trust.