Letters Access to anonymised patient data

Response of Health and Social Care Information Centre to article on access to anonymised patient data

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5820 (Published 03 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5820
  1. Alan Hassey, HSCIC information governance clinical lead and deputy Caldicott guardian1
  1. 1Health and Social Care Information Centre, Leeds LS1 6AE, UK
  1. alan.hassey{at}hscic.gov.uk

The Health and Social Care Information Centre is absolutely committed to supporting research and ensuring that data are available for researchers,1 and we freely publish a wide variety of anonymous data on our website.

When an applicant requests data that identifies individuals, or may possibly identify individuals, we are …

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