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As the case to use patient data becomes more widely discussed, and as COVID-19 has already produced huge changes in society, how would the professionalisation of the NHS IT function contribute to an ethical approach and to allay public fears over data misuse.


Brian Runciman MBCS, BCS Head of Content and Insight


Andrew Griffiths - formerly Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service, now CEO of FEDIP (Federation of Informatics Professionals) - the body leading professionalism for the healthcare IT community.

Professor Terry Young FBCS - Professor Emeritus, Brunel University London and Director of the Cumberland initiative, he undertakes cross-disciplinary research on the boundaries between academia, healthcare and industry.

Dr Natalie Banner - leads Understanding Patient Data (UPD), an initiative hosted at Wellcome to ensure uses of patient data for care and research are visible, understandable and trustworthy. Natalie formerly led Wellcome’s policy work on GDPR and data protection, seeking to ensure UK legislation and regulation creates a supportive environment for health research using patient and health-related data. In 2018, she was named in BioBeat’s “50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness”. Prior to joining Wellcome, Natalie was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at King’s College London.

Webinar:  #vitalworker: Patient data and the importance of professionalism
Date and time
Tuesday 12 May, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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