Response of Health and Social Care Information Centre to article on access to anonymised patient dataBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5820 (Published 03 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5820
- Alan Hassey, HSCIC information governance clinical lead and deputy Caldicott guardian1
- 1Health and Social Care Information Centre, Leeds LS1 6AE, 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 …