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Healthwatch England Patient Data Survey

A survey of British adults around attitudes towards patient and personal data sharing.

The British public appear open to the prospect of the NHS sharing patient data if it helps improve health outcomes and treatment:

• Over three quarters say they are confident in the NHS’s ability to protect their patient data (77%) and that they trust their GP to know how best to use it (78%).

• A large majority also agree that can improve the effectiveness of their healthcare treatment (74%) and the advancement of medical research (73%).

Date Published: 17/05/2018

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: Healthwatch England


ComRes interviewed 2,072 British adults aged 18+ on 5th and 6th March 2018. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of all British adults by demographics including age, gender, region and social grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abide by its rules.

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