Models of access to health data in the UK

Models of access to health data in the UK

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Health data is valuable because it delivers insights that can underpin patient-centred innovation in biomedical and clinical research which in turn can lead to better and more equal outcomes for patients and communities.

Improving timely access to high-quality data can support improvements in diagnostics, the development of more effective medicines with fewer side effects or lighter treatment burdens, better management of health conditions, and speedier access to treatments. In an ideal world, our health data would be integrated into a single longitudinal dataset.

Last modified: 20 September 2023

Last reviewed: 20 September 2023