EU set to recognise UK data protection regime

22 February 2021

Despite the fact that its data protection rules largely mirrored the EU’s own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), when the UK came out of the transition period on 1 January 2021, it was no longer recognised by the EU has having “adequacy” in this regard.

DHSC reports good news from NHS Test and Trace

22 February 2021

According to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Test and Trace has maintained its strong start to the year, reaching more than 270,000 people in the latest reporting week with over 2.9 million people tested.

Many more people being asked to shield in England

17 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) have issued revised guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19.

Review into new NHS patient data extraction launched

16 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social care (DHSC) has commissioned a rapid review into how patient data can be shared outside the NHS for research purposes after the Covid-19 pandemic, and will report on findings in April 2021.

Free PPE for unpaid carers

11 February 2021

Unpaid carers across the country, who do not live with the people they care for, can now benefit from free personal protective equipment (PPE) through a new national scheme.

Government plans major reform of NHS and social care

11 February 2021

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that “now is a good time” to reform the NHS and social care systems to reduce unnecessary legislative bureaucracy and increase integration.