At present, much of the data relating to people’s health is held separately by different organisations. Joining up data has the potential to benefit patient care, meaning that patients would not have to constantly retell the same information to different care providers.
Joining up data can also provide a complete picture of the health of the community, which can help improve provision of health and social care services. This can also provide a source of information for public health research.
Using the data
Before joined-up data can be developed, the public needs to be confident that any information that they share is held securely and used appropriately. This work will discuss:
- What kind of data we are talking about
- How joined-up data can be used to improve health
- Who can share and who can use your data
- What are your expectations and concerns about joined-up data
How to get involved
You can have your say by taking part in our online focus group on Wednesday 25th November. You can also get involved by taking part in our 1:1 phone interviews! We are particularly keen to hear from people who live in Stevenage, so please get in touch.