In a recent blog post, Dr Nicola Byrne, the National Data Guardian, addressed concerns about the NHS Federated Data Platform (FDP) programme. Acknowledging the public's worries about the platform, Dr Byrne has offered advice on how the system can address these concerns and build bridges with the public and professionals through its upcoming communications and engagement work. The FDP aims to connect different IT systems across health and care, enabling staff to access essential tools and information in a secure way to coordinate, plan, and deliver care services more effectively. While the programme has the potential to transform the NHS and support its long-term sustainability, it has been receiving negative attention. In her blog, Dr Byrne seeks to reassure people that their concerns have been heard and raised with NHS England.
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