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Ian Townend NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review

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Ian Townend Strategic Intelligence Lead NHS England speaks on Learning from Mid Staffordshire & the Keogh Mortality Review: Improving data quality and the role of data as an early warning system to identifying outliers and patient safety concerns: 

  • Delivering high quality hospital data: national update 
  • The care. data project: an update 
  • Early warning systems: understanding the data and what the data is telling you
  • Information standards update: improving comparability of clinical data 
  • How the data is used to identify outliers and produce alerts

Ian explained that currently there is very little data from General Practice and NHS England want to increase this. will help to ensure that the highest standards of care and clinical safety are consistently met throughout the NHS. HSCIC  link GP data to hospital data using the identifiers

Ian went  on to say that patients can object to their data being shared and can opt out.

The Care Act incldues new legislation to prevent the HSCIC from generally disseminating information.

The National Information Board is the new name for the Informatics Services Commissioning Group. The strategy will look at a range of data and standards issues based on feedback from patients, commissioners, providers, regulators and researchers.

Ian concluded his presentation by saying that standards will play a key role in the strategy. NHS England are aware that there are data quality issues with some data sets and we will work with HSCIC to improve data. 

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Events of Interest:

Information Governance Implementing the Government Response to Caldicott2
Wednesday 12 November 2014 
Hallam Conference Centre

17 October 2014


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