Transformation Directorate

Data saves lives

Reshaping health and social care with data

A single data strategy for health and care

The Government’s strategy "Data Saves Lives: Reshaping Health and Social Care with Data" sets out a vision and a clear action plan to make better use of data to save lives.

Improving public trust and transparency

The first principle in the Data Saves Lives strategy focuses on improving trust in the health and care system’s use of data, with the vision that the public have confidence in how their data will be handled and are happy for it to be used to improve the care that they and others receive.

This section will feature updates on the actions we are taking to improve trust and transparency and harness the power of data and innovation seen during the pandemic, to drive transformation in health and care, creating a secure and privacy-preserving system that delivers for both patients and professionals.

Why health and care data matters

Information collected by health and care organisations helps to improve individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan local services and research new treatments. Data saves lives. It also saves everybody time and NHS and care services money that can be put back into patient care.

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